Boston U. Knocks Off SBU in OT Friday; 3 More Games Saturday
Men's soccer conference play continues on Friday as two of the conference's top teams square off and continues with three more games on Saturday.
Friday, October 5
Boston U. 2, at Stony Brook 1 (OT) -- Box Score | Recap
Stony Brook, N.Y.
• For the second straight year, Dominique Badji scored an overtime goal to give Boston Un. (4-5-3, 1-0-1 AE) a 2-1 win over Stony Brook (7-3-1, 1-1-1 AE).
• Badji's score, which came off a feed from Michael Bustamante in the 96th minute, snapped the Seawolves' six-game unbeaten streak.
• Berian Gobeil Cruz gave Stony Brook a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on his third goal of the year and that score held until Carlos Ruiz converted a turnover into a goal in the 78th minute, which tied the game 1-1.
• The game drew 1,376 fans, the most ever for a soccer game at LaValle Stadium.
Saturday, October 6
Hartford at Vermont, 2 p.m. -- Live Video
• Hartford (6-4-1, 0-0-1 AE) and Vermont (4-4-3, 1-0-0 AE) both enter Saturday's contest playing well. The Hawks are unbeaten in five of their last six (4-1-1) while the Catamounts are either won or tied six of their last seven games (3-1-3).
• The Catamounts are unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Hawks (3-0-1), including a 2-1 victory in West Hartford last season.
• Four of the conference's top seven goal scorers will be on the field. Hartford's Javoni Simms is tied for second with seven scores, while teammate Anthony Santaga is fourth (5) and Vermont's Joe Losier (4) and D.J. Edler (4) are tied for fifth.
Binghamton at Albany, 7 p.m.
• Binghamton (5-5-0, 1-0-0 AE) heads to Albany (2-8-0, 0-1-0 AE) having won three of its last four games while the Great Danes are looking to snap a seven-game losing skid.
• Both teams played one-goal games in their conference openers last weekend with Binghamton edging New Hampshire, 2-1 in overtime, on Jake Keegan's goal and Albany suffering a tough 1-0 loss to Stony Brook.
• Keegan earned America East Player of the Week honors for his efforts and ranks among the top scorers in the country and leads America East with 21 points and nine goals.
• The Bearcats are unbeaten against the Great Danes since 2004, going 7-0-1 in that stretch. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie last year.
UMBC at New Hampshire, 7 p.m. -- Live Stats | Live Video
• UMBC (5-3-3, 0-1-0 AE) and UNH (4-4-2, 0-1-0) both look to avoid going 0-2 in conference play.
• Both teams suffered heartbreaking losses in their conference openers with the Retrievers falling to Vermont, 2-1, as the Cats scored twice in the game's final 10 minutes and the Wildcats losing to Binghamton, 2-1 in overtime.
• The game is a rematch of the 2010 America East Championship game, which ended in a scoreless tie. UMBC advanced to the NCAA Championship in penalty kicks.
• UMBC's Phil Saunders (0.94 GAA) and UNH's Travis Worra (1.01 GAA), the two starting goalkeepers, rank second and third in America East, respectively, in goals-against average.