LOUDONVILLE, NY – Junior forward Ethan Homler scored from a penalty in the 28e minute, leading Binghamton (3-1-0) to a 1-0 victory over Siena (2-2-0) in a men’s non-conference football game on Tuesday afternoon at Hickey Field. With the win, the Bearcats improve to 3-1-0, tying their best start since 2015.
Homler’s goal was set up when a red card was called against Siena in the box of 28e minute. Homler then slipped his shot attempt into the left side of the net for his second goal of the season.
I scored a lot of penalties during training so I was pretty confident and knew the team had confidence in me to bury him when we got the call, ”he said.
The Bearcats were one man ahead for the remainder of the game and finished with a 12-7 lead. The Saints, however, nearly equaled in the 87e minute but junior goalkeeper Roorda rugs made a point-blank stop to preserve victory.
Roorda, who finished with two saves, recorded his second career solo shutout.
“I thought it was a great game to watch”, head coach Paul-Marco noted. “Siena are a very good team and the first 5-7 minutes I wasn’t sure where the game would go. But we stuck to the game plan pretty well and I’m happy with the guys today.”
“It was a great win for the team this afternoon,” said Homler. “We have rebounded really well from a poor performance in Niagara and look forward to our next game this weekend.”
The Bearcat Junior Bottom Line Devin Heanue, junior Michael bush, sophomore Will Noecker and senior Kosta Nika limited the Saints to just three shots on goal.
Binghamton will travel to Canisius on Saturday for a game at 7pm.
REMARK: Homler’s goal marked the Bearcats’ first penalty kick since the current junior Sean Molloy scored at the NJIT on March 23, 2021… Homler’s two goals already match his career record in one season.