Bearcats Battle Retrievers to Tie
A jam-packed Bearcats Sports Complex crowd cheered on the Binghamton University men’s soccer team Saturday as they tied the nationally-ranked UMBC Retrievers 1-1 in a Homecoming night contest. An announced crowd of 1,967…the eighth largest recorded at the Bearcats Sports Complex was on hand.
The teams battled through a scoreless opening period. The Bearcats broke the deadlock when at the 70 minute mark Ben Ovetsky ripped a shot from the left wing into the net for his first goal of the season.
The Retrievers countered just seven minutes later with a score by Greg Hauck to make it 1-1. It was Hauck’s fourth goal this season.
The teams ended regulation play still deadlocked at 1-all. They played through two sudden-death overtimes and ended the night even at 1-1.
The Retrievers, ranked 16th in the nation by Soccer America, now check in at 6-2-3 and 1-0-1 in America East. The Bearcats are 3-5-3 and 0-0-2 in conference play. Next up for Binghamton is a trip to Hartford to face the Hawks on Wednesday night.