03/24/2012 3:26 PM
The Rochester Rhinos defeated the Binghamton Bearcats 4:0 in their preseason home opener at Sahlen’s Stadium on Saturday March 24, 2012. Rhinos head coach Jesse Myers made five changes to the starting eleven he used against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds last Sunday. Returning players Troy Roberts, Quavas Kirk, Tyler Rosenlund, and JC Banks all made their 2012 preseason debuts. Myers also gave Scotsman Tam McManus his first start of the preseason.
McManus was one of Myers high profile international signings during the off-season, and it did not take long for him to make a big first impression on Rhinos fans. In the sixth minutes trialist Danny Earls whipped a cross into the eighteen yard box that Binghamton’s goalkeeper failed to control. McManus pounced on the rebound to put the Rhinos up 1:0.
Nine minutes later Earls notched his second assist of the game. He started on the right flank and cut into the middle of the park on his favored left foot. Earls picked out JC Banks’ run down the left flank and played him through. Banks collected the ball and finished it to give the Rhinos an early 2:0 lead.
A minute later front runner Granciano Brito ran onto a through ball from central midfielder Tyler Rosenlund, and he finished it to put the Rhinos up 3:0 in the 16th minute.
Substitute front runner Conor Chinn closed out the scoring for the Rhinos with a goal in the 89th minute.
The Rochester Rhinos next pre-season match is against Colgate on Friday March 30th, 2012 at 7PM in Sahlen’s Stadium. Admission to the event is free of charge.
Rochester Rhinos – 4
Binghamton University – 0
Rochester Rhinos: 24 - Kristian Nicht; 5 - Jack Traynor, 2 - Tyler Bellamy, 12 - Troy Roberts, 13 - Quavas Kirk; 3 - Drew Cost, 8 - Tyler Rosenlund, 16 - Danny Earls, 10 - Tam McManus, 29 - JC Banks; 15 - Graciano Brito
Reserves: 4 - Michael Zaher, 6 - George Kyriazis, 9 - Pedro Rivas, 11 - Conor Chinn, 17 - Mac Hemmi, 18 - JP Reyes, 20 - Gary Boughton, 22 - Kendall McFayden, 25 - Brandon Miller, 28 - Jeremy Ortiz, 31 - Joe Marino
Scoring: McManus (Earls) – 6th minute
Banks (Earls) – 15th minute
Brito (Rosenlund) – 16th minute
Chinn - 89th minute
Substitutions: Kyriazis -> Bellamy (45th minute)
Chinn -> McManus (45th minute)
Hemmi -> Kirk (45th minute)
Rivas -> Earls (57th minute)
Reyes -> Traynor (57th minute)
Boughton -> Rosenlund (57th minute)
Manscuk -> Roberts (57th minute)
McFayden -> Banks (57th minute)
Miller -> Nicht (57th minute)
Ortiz -> Brito (57th minute)