Men’s soccer team loses to Big Ten powers
September 14, 2010Tweet
The men’s soccer team gave two nationally ranked teams all they could handle at the Penn State Soccer Classic on Sept. 10-11, falling to seventh-ranked Ohio State, 1-0, and No. 11 Penn State, 4-3.
Penn State’s Corey Hertzog scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute. Prior to Hertzog’s heroics, the Bearcats rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game in the 69th minute. Senior back Kyle Manscuk struck in the 64th minute and freshman forward Luke Halberg, who had a pair of goals, deadlocked the game at 3-3 just under five minutes later.
Halberg is the first Binghamton freshman to record a two-goal game since Adam Chavez against Niagara in 2004. Sophomore forward Adam Whitehead finished with a career-high two assists, while sophomore forward Jake Keegan got the assist on the game-tying goal.
“I thought we played better as the weekend went on,” head coach Paul Marco said. “Luke was fantastic today and Adam was a difference-maker out there.”
Binghamton’s three goals represented its highest scoring output against a nationally ranked opponent in its nine-year Division I history.
The Bearcats lost the tournament opener on a penalty kick in the 41st minute. Over the final 45 minutes, Binghamton outshot the Buckeyes, 7-6.