Vermont and Hartford both got late goals to post one-goal wins in the quarterfinals of the 2016 America East Men’s Soccer Championship Saturday afternoon. The third-seeded Catamounts scored with just 1:23 left in double overtime to beat sixth-seeded Binghamton and advance to the semifinals while the fourth-seeded Hawks found the back of the cage with just 3:53 left in regulation to move onto the semis.
First-team All-Conference selection Brian Wright tallied the game winner for the Catamounts, his 11th of the year, in the 109th minute. Vermont, the reigning league champion, forced overtime on Bernard Yeboah’s goal with just over two minutes left in regulation.
Bastian Stech broke a 1-1 tie with 3:04 left in regulation, which proved to be the game winner for Hartford. UNH’s Chris Arling got the scoring started with his 15th goal of the year in the 19th minute, but Quenton Swift tied for the Hawks just 2:26 later.
The Catamounts will visit second-seeded Albany in the semifinals while the Hawks will play at top-seeded Stony Brook. Both games are Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will air on AmericaEast.TV.
The semifinal winners will square off on Sunday, Nov. 13. The game will air on ESPN3 and AmericaEast.TV.
Visit Championship Central for links to box scores and highlights from Saturday’s games and watch live and live stats links for Wednesday’s games. Stay tuned to AmericaEast.com and follow America East on Twitter for updates.