Binghamton WSOC Opener Has Strong Long Island Flavor

Saager, Binghamton
East Islip's Kayla Saager. Photo: Binghamton University.

The season-opening 3-3 draw between the women’s soccer teams of Binghamton and St. Bonaventure had a strong Long Island flavor as several local players had an impact on the match for the Bearcats.

Senior Kayla Saager of East Islip opened Binghamton’s scoring account on the season with a goal in the 12th minute. In the 37th minute, sophomore Ryan Reilly of Bayport would give Binghamton a 2-0 lead off an assist from Saager. Reilly would then assist teammate Genna Michitti on her tally that gave the Bearcats a 3-0 lead.

Saager had six shots in the game, Reilly had three shots, freshman Nicole Scudero of Hauppauge had two shots and junior Barbara Badeer from Plainview had one shot

In addition, freshman keeper Haylee Poltorak of Massapequa started in goal for Binghamton. She played the entire first half making one save and did not allow a goal.

Long Island, Binghamton Bearcats
From left, Ryan Reilly, Nicole Scudero, Barbara Bedeer and Haylee Poltorak.