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Binghamton Sneaks Past Niagara, 1-0

Article Written by Michelle Kokot
Published: August 24, 2012
<div style="text-align: justify;">NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. &ndash; The Niagara women&rsquo;s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to the Binghamton Bearcats&nbsp;in the Purple Eagles&rsquo; home opener at Niagara Field on Tuesday evening. &nbsp;<br /><br />The lone goal for the Bearcats (2-0-0) came in the second half off a right-footed shot by senior forward Sarah Furminger that flew past freshman goalkeeper&nbsp;<a href="http://www.purpleeagles.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3846" rev="3846">Claire Feiertag</a>&nbsp;into&nbsp;the top left corner of the goal. &nbsp;<br /><br />"We're obviously&nbsp;disappointed&nbsp;that we lost," head coach<strong>&nbsp;Peter Veltri</strong>&nbsp;said. &nbsp;"But if you take everything into perspective, there were a lot of good individual efforts. &nbsp;I thought individually there were probably seven or eight girls that played really well. &nbsp;Again, we're just going to have to learn to put those individual efforts into a team effort, but there were definitely some positives."&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><br />The Purple Eagles (0-1-0) came out strong in the opening half, peppering Bearcat goalkeeper Carrie Martin with seven shots, but no goals. &nbsp;Sophomore&nbsp;<dfn><a href="http://www.purpleeagles.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3835" rev="3835">Catherine Meyer</a></dfn>&nbsp;had three quality scoring opportunities for Niagara, but could not convert. &nbsp;<br /><br />Binghamton's best chance came a little over 10 minutes into the game when senior forward Jamie Holliday's rocket pinged off the post. &nbsp;Feiertag&nbsp;made a superb save on an attempt by forward Brittany Walsh in the 23rd minute and added four more stops to keep the game scoreless heading into half.<br /><br />The second half saw the Bearcats apply the pressure, outshooting the Purple Eagles 10-7. &nbsp;Freshman midfielder&nbsp;<dfn><a href="http://www.purpleeagles.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3851" rev="3851">Kori Thorne</a></dfn>&nbsp;nearly tied the game at one apiece about midway through the game, seeing her high shot from outside the penalty box barely tipped over the crossbar by Martin. &nbsp;<br /><br />Feiertag finished her first collegiate start with five saves. &nbsp;<br /><br />"Claire as a freshman, I thought played really well," Veltri added. &nbsp;"She made some key save in the first half to still keep it 0-0 at the half. &nbsp;I thought overall she did well." &nbsp;<br /><br />The Purple Eagles begin their three-game road trip on Sunday, Sept. 2 when they face the Buffalo Bulls in a non-conference matchup. &nbsp;Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.</div>
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