In an attempt to earn its first win of the season, the Binghamton men’s soccer team fell to James Madison, 3-0, in the final round of the JMU Men’s Soccer Invitational.
The Bearcats (0-2), who were shutout by Virginia Tech in Friday’s season opener, allowed the Dukes (2-0) to take a 1-0 lead off a 19th-minute penalty kick. Another penalty kick gave James Madison a 2-0 advantage in the 56th minute, and JMU sophomore forward Tyler Durbin effectively put the game out of reach with a 78th-minute goal.
BU freshman back/midfielder Charlie Novoth registered three shots, while senior midfielder Tommy Moon, senior back Robbie Hughes and junior midfielder Ben Nicholson tallied two. Just two of those shots were on goal.
Despite Binghamton’s lack of team success, both Novoth and Moon were named to the JMU All-Tournament team.
The Bearcats are set to return to action on Friday night against American in the first round of a tournament hosted by George Mason. Play is scheduled for 5 p.m. at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va.