Zach Galluzzo scored his first two goals of the season including the game-winner in the 73rd minute as Binghamton defeated Siena Soccer 2-1 in Vestal. Junior striker Junior Rosero scored his team-high third goal of the year for the Saints which suffered their fourth straight, hard fought one-goal road loss against a quality opponent.
Binghamton (5-2) held a narrow 12-11 edge in shots and both teams attempted eight corners in an evenly played match. But Galluzzo struck for his first of two tallies in the 15th minute as the Bearcats would take a 1-0 lead into the break.
Rosero got the Saints (0-5-2) on the board in the 61st minute to knot the score, finishing feeds from senior midfielder Tom Allen and sophomore captain Milorad Sobot. The assist was the 13th of Allen’s career, moving him into a tie for fifth on the program’s all-time list.
But Galluzzo and the Bearcats responded to go back in front with the eventual game-winning goal in the 73rd minute. Siena had several chances late to tie, including a potential equalizer with about five minutes to go that was ultimately waived off following a delayed offside call.
Sophomore goalkeeper Nick Mancini made his second straight start and stopped three shots for the Saints. Robert Moewes made seven saves for a quality Binghamton squad which boasts a road win at Big Ten foe Ohio State earlier this season.
The Saints conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule – and season long five-match road trip – Tuesday with a 3 p.m. kickoff at Fairleigh Dickinson.