October 24, 2011

Fourth-Seeded Women's Soccer to Play Fifth-Seeded Binghamton in America East Championships

DURHAM, N.H. — The fourth-seeded University of New Hampshire women's soccer team will compete in the America East Championships for the 11th straight year, taking on fifth-seeded Binghamton University on Thursday, Oct. 27 (1 p.m.) at Bremner Field.

The Wildcats wrap up their regular season with a 5-11-2 overall record and a 3-4-1 mark in America East play. New Hampshire is unbeaten in its last three outings; notching wins over Binghamton (Oct. 16) and Maine (Oct. 23), while also earning a 1-1 double-overtime tie against UMBC (Oct. 20) on the road.

The 'Cats own a 5-4-3 all-time record against the Bearcats and are unbeaten against Binghamton in its last two outings, posting a 2-1 victory in the most recent meeting between the two squads. The last time New Hampshire and Binghamton met in the postseason was on Oct. 30, 2008. The Bearcats got the best of the Wildcats in the contest, earning a 1-0 victory at Lewis Fields.

In their most recent outing against Binghamton, the Wildcats fell behind on a one-goal deficit early, but battled back with a pair of goals to earn the win. Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.) set up UNH's first goal, sliding a pass inside the box to Alyssa Michel (Bellingham, Wash.) and she tracked down the ball in front of the goal and sent it into the right side of the net at 26:40.

The Wildcats took the lead for good when Alli Rozelle (Stratham, N.H.) drilled a penalty kick into the right side of the net from 10 yards away at 53:29. Binghamton finished with an edge in both shots (15-11) and corner kicks (5-2) in the contest.

The winner of Thursday's quarterfinal will advance to the semifinals (Oct. 30) to face top-seeded Boston University at Nickerson Field.

Tickets are available on Thursday at Bremner Field and are $8 for adults, $5 for children (14 years old and under) and $2 for students with valid UNH identification.
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