VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton University’s Keith Cameron delivered a goal and added two assists to lift the third-seeded Bearcats past the sixth-seeded University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, 3-1, ousting the Wildcats from the America East Playoffs in the quarterfinal round at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday evening.
The Wildcats conclude their season with a record of 7-7-4, including 2-4-2 in America East action, while the Bearcats, who will take on No. 2 Albany on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in the second semifinal game, improve to 11-5-3, 5-3-0 in conference play.
Just 6:45 into the game, Cameron Keith, who notched two goals against the Wildcats back on Oct. 25, ripped a shot from 18 yards out to get the Bearcats on the board. Keith’s eighth goal of the season was assisted by Andy Tiedt.
At 13:33, Keith set up a play, which led to another Bearcat goal, giving the home team a 2-0 advantage. Keith delivered a pass to Cody Germain, leading him into the box. Germain was able to beat New Hampshire goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) for his first goal of the season.
Trailing, 2-0, with 12:32 remaining in the opening stanza, sophomore Robin Gerum (Kullavik, Sweden) notched first collegiate goal to get the Wildcats within one, 2-1. Freshman Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) fired off a corner kick into the box, where Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) deflected the ball to Gerum, who headed the ball past Binghamton goalkeeper Jason Stena and into the left side of the net at 22:28.
Less than a minute later the Bearcats regained a two-goal cushion with a tally by Darren McAllister. In the Bearcats third goal of the match, Keith, earned his second assist of the game when he delivered a picture-perfect pass to McAllister, who took a shot from the center of the box.
Stenta made eight saves in the win for the Bearcats, while O’Donnell recorded five for the Wildcats. New Hampshire outshot its opponent, 20-11, including tallying 12 in the opening stanza.
Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), in his final game as a Wildcat, fired off a season-high eight shots in the game, including three on net. Urso had a chance with less than minute remaining in the first half, but his shot was blocked. The midfielder had another opportunity, this time with seconds remaining in the game. His shot was once again thwarted by the Binghamton defense. Also registering three shots on net was Hilton.
Closing out their UNH careers Wednesday along with Rowling and Urso were Richie Wienrebe (East Providence, R.I.), Dan Cripe (Raymond, N.H.), Joey Twum-Barima (Essex, England), Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) and A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.).