Something is wrong with Men’s Soccer.
Granted, it’s hard for too much sky to fall with an 8-2-0 record, but tonight’s 3-0 loss to Binghamton caps off a bad week, to say the least, for the Bulls.
UB managed only a single shot on goal, ceded a pair to Binghamton’s Nikos Psarras in the first half, and couldn’t get much going in the second in the loss, their second 3-0 defeat in three games.
After Buffalo’s 2-1 win over St. Bonaventure, Stu Riddle spoke postgame about the Bulls losing their focus in the second half, which slowly descended into merely a soccer-like substance full of fouls, cards, and UB failing to dictate pace, as they’re usually able.
Braden Scales sat out today after receiving a late red card against the Bonnies, but UB’s problems ran deeper than any one player today. The America East-provided stream didn’t work for me, but the hosts outshot Buffalo 15-13 and were never really challenged after taking the lead.
Russell Cicerone may have been all over the ball for all I know, but did little in shots and other things that show up in the box score. Only in the last 15 minutes did UB seem to enjoy extended time with possession, notching six of the game’s last seven shots, and even that stretch was marred by another late card, tonight from Felipe Vieira.
UB has one more game and a good amount of time before MAC play opens with a road match in Akron, and boy howdy do they need a change in momentum. They’re in Pittsburgh at Duquesne a week from today.