Binghamton Rallies Past Saints in OT
Sarah Furminger scored the game-winning goal just 46 seconds into overtime as Binghamton rallied to defeat Siena Women's Soccer 2-1 Friday night. Lisa Valenziano netted the Siena goal just over 12 minutes into the game.
Furminger took a pass from Brittany Walsh and drilled it inside the far post from 15 yards out to give Binghamton (4-1) the win.
Siena (0-4) had found some early offense to take a quick 1-0 lead. The Saints, which had been shutout in their previous two games, struck first on a Valenziano header. Anna Grant sent in a free kick and the senior captain finished it off for her second career goal.
Valenziano's first career tally came nearly a year ago to the date, when she fired home the golden goal to defeat Binghamton in Loudonville. But this time, Valenziano's goal would not hold up.
Katie Corcoran tied the game in the 35th minute as Binghamton rallied to force overtime and defeat the struggling Saints which are now winless in their last 10 games (0-7-3) dating back to last season.
Binghamton held a 16-8 edge in shots and an 8-2 advantage in corners. Taylor Booth made six saves for the Saints, while Stephanie Speirs played the second half and overtime making one save to earn the win for the Bearcats.
Taylor D'Alfonso aided an improved offensive attack for the Saints, registering half of the team's total targets (four) and shots on goal (two). Siena had totaled nine shots for the season entering the night.
The Saints take aim at their first win of the year Friday when they return home to face Central Connecticut State at 4 p.m.