Siena Soccer Ties Nationally Ranked Binghamton, 2-2
Sept. 15, 2004
Sean Kelly finished a cross from Alejandro Vazquez with just under seven and a half minutes remaining propelling Siena to a 2-2 tie with #22 Binghamton in Loudonville on Wednesday. The surprising tie followed a balanced game in which the two teams exchanged goals and shots on a nearly equal basis for 110 minutes.
The tie allowed Binghamton (4-0-3) to maintain its 18-game regular-season unbeaten streak. The Bearcats are currently ranked 22nd in the nation by the NSCAA.
Vazquez started the scoring for the home team at the 7:26 mark of the first half as he fired a shot past Stefan Gonet off a Caio Silva feed. Binghamton tied the score at 1-1 on Kyle Antos' score with under two minutes remaining in the half. Antos took a pass from Joe Howe following a corner kick.
The two scores marked the only shots of the first half, as each defense played solid to limit opportunities.
Binghamton took its only lead of the game at the 61:36 mark when Charles Darkwah scored on a cross from Adam Chavez. The goal set the stage for Kelly's heroics nearly 12 minutes later.
Don Majewski relieved Siena (0-3-1) starter Patrick Henry in net at the 77:08 mark, but Henry returned to make a huge save in the second overtime session to preserve the tie. Majewski and Henry each collected two saves, Henry allowed both goals in 87 minutes of action. Gonet was credited with just one save for Binghamton and played the entire 110 minutes.
Siena returns to action this weekend in the UMass Invitational in Amherst. The Saints play the host Minutemen on Friday at 3 p.m. and Hartford on Sunday at noon.