September 22, 2011

M. SOCCER | Shutout Streak Continues

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“We picked the wrong game to come to,” a Binghamton fan said.

This sentiment characterized the tone of the night for the dejected Binghamton team and its fans as the relentless Cornell men’s soccer team (3-1-2) dominated the Bearcats, 4-0, in front of the Berman Faithful on Wednesday night.

However, the Red will not have much time to rest as it looks to extend its recent string of outstanding performances tonight in Philadelphia, Pa., where it is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with the Saint Joseph’s Hawks.

On yet another chilly night in Ithaca, the Red took to the pitch against a rather formidable opponent. Binghamton (3-4) came into the match with a .500 record, yet it was not a record that was necessarily indicative of its ability. Although suffering a loss to Central Connecticut State, the Bearcats’ other losses came at the hands of opponents, then-ranked No. 11 Ohio State and then-ranked No. 12 West Virginia, which were both one-goal losses on the team’s home turf in which the opponents had to come from behind to win.

The first half kicked off with both teams trading the ball back and forth across the field; however, Cornell was able to gain its third lead of the season at 25 minutes with a goal that started off a scoring run that shutdown the Bearcats. The score came on a corner kick from sophomore forward Stephen Reisert, who delivered a perfect ball to sophomore defender Patrick Slogic. The team’s tallest player headed the ball into the top of the net, where it flew over the outstretched hands of Binghamton keeper Chris Hayen.

Original Author: Zach Waller