November 6, 2010

MEN'S SOCCER DOWNS BINGHAMTON, 1-0; ADVANCES TO AE SEMIFINALS

VESTAL, N.Y. – Colin O'Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) recorded his eighth shutout of the season, tallying two saves, leading the fifth-seeded University of New Hampshire men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over fourth-seeded Binghamton University in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament Saturday evening at Bearcats Sports Complex.

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 8-5-5 overall and advance to the semifinal round of the America East Tournament to play No. 1 Boston University. As for the Bearcats, they end their season with a 6-7-4 record.

UNH jumped on the board in the 62nd minute when a Binghamton defender sent a ball back to goalkeeper Chris Hayen, but it went over his head, bouncing once and finding the back of the net at 61:38 to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead which they would not relinquish.

New Hampshire held the advantage in shots, 11-9, including a 6-4 edge in the second frame. Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.) led the 'Cats with four shots, while Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) and Robert Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) each chipped in with two shots apiece.

The Wildcats face off against the top-seeded Terriers Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Nickerson Field, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

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