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Williams' Second Half Goal Gives Men's Soccer 1-0 Victory Over Binghamton
Baltimore—UMBC defender Chris Williams (Parkville, Md./Calvert Hall) scored the game’s lone goal in the 57th minute as the Retrievers earned a much-needed 1-0 victory over a strong Binghamton team in an America East Conference game played at blustery UMBC Soccer Stadium.
UMBC snapped a five-game winless streak and resurrected their playoff chances, improving to 6-6-2 overall and 1-3-1 in America East play.
UMBC capitalized when freshman forward Andrew Bulls (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) was fouled just outside the penalty area near the right edge of the box. Senior defender L.J. Pijnenburg (
The Bearcats threatened late in the game as 2007 America East Striker of the Year Cameron Keith created two good scoring chances. His blast from 20 yards out in the 86th minute was stopped by a diving UMBC netminder Steve King (
The win was UMBC’s first over
“We talked a lot about pride in the locker room before the game and how this program has always played the game,” Head Coach Pete Caringi said. “Today, we went out and played with pride and got a win over an outstanding team.”
Notes: Both of Williams’ career goals are game-winners as he scored the first goal in a 2-0 home win over