Wildcat Roundup Blog
UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
August 31, 2009
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Friday, Aug. 28
Volleyball: at Syracuse 3, UNH 0
Saturday, Aug. 29
Volleyball: Sacramento State 3, UNH 0 // Siena 3, UNH 0 (both matches at Syracuse)
Sunday, Aug. 30
Women’s soccer: UNH 2, at Rhode Island 0
Field hockey: #3 Syracuse 5, UNH 2
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Men’s soccer at Iona, 4 pm
Volleyball vs. Bentley (exhibition), 7 pm
Friday, Sept. 4
Field hockey at Brown, 4 pm
Volleyball vs. Texas Christian, 5 pm (at UConn)
Men’s soccer vs. Bucknell, 7 pm
Women’s soccer at St. John’s, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 5
Football vs. St. Francis (Pa.), 12 pm
Volleyball at UConn, 12:30 pm
Volleyball at Long Island, 5 pm
Sunday, Sept. 6
Men’s and Women’s cross country vs. Providence, 11:30 am
Field hockey at Providence, 1 pm
Women’s soccer at Siena, 2 pm
Men’s soccer vs. Central Connecticut State, 2:30 pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH, which has won each of the last three America East Championship titles, begins racing Sept. 6 against Providence. It is the Wildcats’ only home meet of the season.
- Senior Josh Kearns was one of four Wildcats to place in the top 10 at the league meet; he finished ninth overall.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- UNH, which finished third in the 2008 America East Championship and second in ’07, opens the 2009 season Sept. 6 against Providence. It is the Wildcats’ only home meet of the season.
- Junior Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) finished 10th in the league meet.
FIELD HOCKEY (0-1, 0-0 America East)
- UNH opened the 2009 season Aug. 30 with a 5-2 loss at home to third-ranked Syracuse University.
- The usual suspects were on the scoresheet for the Wildcats with Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) and Hayley Rausch (Severna Park, Md.) scoring goals, and Kate Collins Smyth (Parteen, County Claire/Ireland) and Whitney Frates tallying assists; last year, Shea tied for the team lead in goals and Rausch tied for third while Frates ranked second in assists and Collins Smyth tied for third.
- In her second career start, sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Nagengast (Westborough, Mass.) finished with a personal-best eight saves.
FOOTBALL (0-0, 0-0 CAA)
- UNH kicks off the 2009 season Sept. 5 at home against St. Francis (Pa.). It will be the first meeting between the Wildcats and the Red Flash.
- The ‘Cats have won five of their last six season openers and four straight home openers.
- UNH is the preseason favorite to win the CAA North Division. The Wildcats won the North title in ’08.
MEN’S SOCCER (0-0-0, 0-0-0 America East)
- UNH starts the ’09 season Sept. 1 at Iona College.
- This weekend marks the 20th Annual UNH Nike Fall Classic. The Wildcats, who won last year’s tournament, play Bucknell on Sept. 4 and conclude the tourney against Central Connecticut State on Sept. 6; Vermont is the fourth team competing this weekend. All tournament games will be played on Bremner Field, where UNH has a lifetime record of 13-4-1.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-0-0, 0-0-0 America East)
- UNH defeated the University of Rhode Island, 2-0, on Aug. 30 to begin the season at 1-0-0 for the second consecutive year.
- Senior goalkeeper and tri-captain Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) stopped all five shots she faced to record her fifth career shutout while Cassie Guerra (DeWitt, N.Y.) and Alli Rozelle (Stratham, N.H.) each scored a goal.
- It was Rozelle’s first career goal, and Monique Lamotte (Blackstone, Mass.) recorded her first career point with an assist on that game-winning tally.
VOLLEYBALL (0-3, 0-0 America East)
- UNH opened the 2009 season with an 0-3 mark against elite competition at the Big Orange Tournament on the campus of Syracuse University.
- The Wildcats opened with a 3-0 loss to the tournament host Orange… In that match, Taylor Dressing (Gillette, N.J.) registered a team-high nine kills, while Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) had a match-high 20 digs.
- On day two, UNH opened with a 3-0 loss to Sacramento State. In the match, Justine Elliott (Mitchellville, Md.), who was UNH’s Big Orange All-Tournament selection, had a team-high 10 kills and hit at a .526 clip, while freshman setter Jansan Falcusan (Plymouth, Mich.) had a team-high 23 assists and 10 digs.
- The ‘Cats completed play during the weekend with a 3-0 loss to Siena. Dressing paced the Wildcat offense with eight kills, seven digs and one block. Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) chipped in with seven kills, while Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) and Elliott each added six kills. Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) had a team-high 30 assists and also added 10 digs.
ALLY YOST, women’s soccer
Ally, a senior tri-captain, made five saves in UNH’s season-opening 2-0 victory at the University of Rhode Island on Aug. 30. She was honored as the America East Player of the Game for her efforts, which resulted in her fifth career shutout – first since Oct. 25, 2007. Ally is a three-time selection to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll (minimum GPA of 3.50 in the fall semester) and was the recipient of the UNH Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete Award (highest GPA on the team) in 2006, 2007 and 2008.