Women’s soccer edged by New Hampshire 1-0

Women’s soccer edged by New Hampshire 1-0

DURHAM, N.Y. – Visiting Binghamton women’s soccer (8-6-3, 4-2-2 America East) surrendered a first-half goal and lost at New Hampshire (6-7-2, 4-3-1 AE) 1-0 Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium. The loss snapped BU’s five-game unbeaten streak and complicated the team’s path to a top-two tournament seed with one game remaining in the regular season.
 
The Wildcats scored in the 33rd minute after BU had maintained a possession edge for much of the first half. A cross from the left side was chipped up in middle of the box and the ensuing 10-yard looping header found the far corner of the net.

Binghamton earned four corner kicks in the first half but among its seven shots, just one was on goal. In the second half, the Bearcats outshot their hosts 10-2 but couldn’t find the equalizer. The final shots count was 17-8 for Binghamton and BU amassed a season-high nine corner kicks. 

“Our players put in an overall good effort with some very strong possession at times,” head coach Neel Bhattacharjee said. “Unfortunately, we once again missed the final piece in the last third as we created chances but didn’t finish at the end and lacked a bit of desire and urgency. Credit to UNH for finding a way to win. We will now put our attention and efforts to Thursday night to still play for a high seed and look to get on a roll at the right time for postseason play.”

The Bearcats wrap up their regular season by hosting Albany Thursday night.

 

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