May 27, 2024

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Males’s soccer loses 3-1 to JMU in season opener

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Males’s soccer loses 3-1 to JMU in season opener

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Tyler Clegg and Cameron Arnold netted second-half targets, lifting James Madison (1-0-0) to a 3-1 win over Binghamton (0-1-0) within the opening spherical of the Dukes’ males’s soccer invitational on Thursday evening at Sentera Park. The ultimate spherical of the JMU Invitational is slated for Sunday, with the Bearcats assembly Drexel at midday.

Binghamton out shot the Dukes 14-9 for the sport and held a 1-0 lead with time winding down within the first half. James Madison nonetheless, bought targets within the remaining minute of every half and in addition transformed a second-half free kick to drag out the victory.

“I believed general we performed very nicely however I’m very disillusioned with how we managed the sport within the closing minute of every half,” head coach Paul Marco mentioned. “A number of of our new gamers have been good on the market tonight however general, we would have liked to complete the durations higher.”

One of many new Bearcat gamers – junior midfielder Markos Touroukis – netted the primary objective of the match. Within the thirty fourth minute, he took a brief go from redshirt senior midfielder Parker McKnight and from the left fringe of the field, fired the ball into the upper-right nook of the online.

Within the remaining 50 seconds of the primary half, nonetheless, the Dukes turned the sport round with an unassisted objective by Josiah Blanton. He bought by the Bearcat protection and shot the ball into the online from shut vary.

Clegg’s sport winner got here off a free kick within the sixty fourth minute. His shot hit the proper put up however deflected into the online.

With the Bearcats urgent for the sport tying rating, Arnold iced the sport together with his objective within the 89th minute. His shot from the center of the field discovered the upper-right nook of the online.

Touroukis, who transferred from Coker Faculty, was one in every of 4 newcomers within the Bearcats’ beginning lineup on Thursday evening. He was joined by freshman again Luke Yates, sophomore again Carlo Cavalar and junior again Joe Spires. Spires beforehand performed at Manhattan whereas Cavalar was at Lipscomb final 12 months.

Touroukis is the primary Binghamton participant to attain a objective of their first sport with the Bearcats since Noah Luescher netted a objective in opposition to George Washington within the 2017 season opener.

NOTE: Drexel tied NJIT 2-2 within the different first-round sport on the JMU Invitational on Thursday.



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