Oct. 9, 2008
VESTAL, N.Y. -
Junior Mara Osher and sophomore Lina Cords each tallied a goal and an assist as the Boston University women's soccer team defeated Binghamton, 4-2, on Thursday evening at the Bearcats' Sports Complex. With the victory, BU extended its unbeaten streak to five games and improved to 8-5-1 overall and 3-0-0 in the America East. The Bearcats fall to 5-6-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the conference.
Also finding the back of the net was junior Emily Pallotta and freshman Jessica Luscinski, while sophomore Corie Halasz recorded one assist. Sophomore Janie Reilly made one save in net to earn her eighth win of the year.
Right out of the gates, BU struck just 55 seconds into the contest when Osher crossed the ball from the right flank into the 18-yard box, where Cords sent a one-timed volley into the back of the net for her second goal of the season. BU continued to pressure the Binghamton backline, posting four shots in the first eight minutes without allowing the ball into its defensive end.
The Terriers extended their lead to two in the 15th minute when Pallotta headed home a pass from Halasz for her team-leading fourth goal of the year. Binghamton struck back in the 30th minute when Casey Pederson sent a header into the top left corner off a pass from Dani Raske to move the score to 2-1.
Luscinski made it a two-goal game with a strike at 42:06 when her shot from the far right side carried over Binghamton goalkeeper Jen McEachron. At the end of the first half, BU outshot Binghamton by a 9-4 margin and took all three corner kicks of the stanza.
To start the second half, Binghamton's Dani Raske stepped up to take a corner kick and her low shot slipped through and into the far side of the net at 50:05 for her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Osher rounded out the scoring at 66:29 with a shot from 22 yards out off a feed from Cords, who had maneuvered through the Bearcats' defense to get the pass off.
BU held a commanding 18-6 advantage in shots and forced Binghamton's Jen McEachron to make seven saves in net.
BU will return to Nickerson Field for a match-up with Maine on Sunday, Oct. 12. Kick off is set for 1 p.m.