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Bearcats fall to host Orange

VESTAL, N.Y. – Host Syracuse (4-2-1) scored twice in a span of 13 minutes during the second half en route to a 3-1 win over Binghamton (5-3-0) in a non-conference men's soccer game on Tuesday night at the SU Soccer Stadium. The game was televised regionally by Time Warner Cable Sports.

Although the Orange came into the game receiving votes in both major national polls (NSCAA Top 25 and College Soccer News Top 30), it was Binghamton that struck first. Graduate student forward Pascal Trappe finished off a cross from junior forward Logan Roberts in the 19th minute.

Trappe is now tied for the team lead with two goals and five points so far this season. Roberts, meanwhile, leads the Bearcats with three assists.

The lead held up until Miles Robinson tied the game by heading in a free kick in the 32nd minute. Julian Buescher was credited with the assist.

In the second half, the score stayed deadlocked for the first 25 minutes, thanks to a couple of big saves by junior goalkeeper Robert Moewes. He finished the game with seven games.

Finally, Kamal Miller broke the tie in the 71st minute when he scored an unassisted goal in a scramble in front of the goal. Noah Rhyehardt added an insurance goal in the 84th minute when he finished off a cross from Ben Polk.

"Syracuse is a great team but we are disappointed with the result," head coach Paul Marco said. "We started off the match fantastic but there were a couple of moments on set pieces that cost us. We played hard and put a lot of preparation into this match. Syracuse was up for the match. They looked as good as they have all year."

Syracuse finished with a 17-4 shot advantage. Twelve of those shots came in the decisive second half.

Binghamton returns home to face Princeton on Saturday at 7 p.m.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)