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Men’s Soccer Downs Binghamton, 1-0

Sophomore Patrick Harrow’s goal in the 24th minute gave the Apps the 1-0 victory. Photo by Dave Mayo and courtesy of Appalchian Sports Information

Sept. 14, 2012. WILMINGTON – Appalachian State University men’s soccer earned their fifth shutout of the season, as sophomore defender Patrick Harrow scored in the 24th minute to give the Mountaineers the 1-0 victory over Binghamton Friday evening at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. 

With the win over the Bearcats in the first ever meeting between the teams, the Apps improve to 4-1-1 on the season, as the Bearcats drop to 2-4.

After a back-and-forth start in the first half, Binghamton committed a foul outside the 18-yard box. Harrow took the free kick and scored off the post, past BU’s goalkeeper Stefano Frantelizzi. For Harrow, it was his first collegiate goal of his career.

The backline continued to shine, as the Bearcats fired 13 shots for the match, including five on goal. Senior Lee Williams saved the match in the 81st minute when he cleared a shot by Binghamton’s Steven Celeste that beat senior goalkeeper, Danny Free. 

 Free earned his third victory of the season, totaling five saves for the match. The junior has allowed just one goal and 13 saves in five matches this season.

The Black and Gold fired 10 shots in the match, including three that troubled Frantelizzi. Harrow, along with sophomore Stanley Broaden and freshman Mason McCarter, recorded shots on goal

The Mountaineers will be back in action in the final day of the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Classic against Saint Mary’s. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m.