UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP
September 28, 2009
DURHAM, N.H. -- Senior volleyball player Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) and junior football player Dino Vasso (Crum Lynne, Pa.) have been featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlights. These features and more in this week's Wildcat Roundup.
Lindsay Fogarty, volleyball
Lindsay, an outside hitter from Pleasanton, Calif., was named to the Providence College Friar Classic All-Tournament Team and was subsequently selected Player of the Week by America East. She led the Wildcats to a perfect 3-0 record and the title at that tourney. The senior hit at a .360 clip with a team-best 44 kills in four matches total last week, including a 3-1 mid-week victory at Northeastern. Lindsay recorded 14 kills with a .462 percentage against the Huskies. She also tallied 13 kills at a .286 rate against St. Francis (N.Y.), 12 kills at a .276 clip against Providence and five kills against just one error while playing just one set against Coppin State. Lindsay averaged 4.00 kills per set for the week and added six blocks, including four in the tournament finale against the host Friars, seven digs and two assists.
Dino Vasso, football
Dino, a junior defensive back from Crum Lynne, Pa., recorded seven total tackles (6-1-7) and recorded two key interceptions vs. Dartmouth that stopped long drives. One he grabbed and returned 33 yards for a touchdown with 7:36 remaining in the game to clinch the win for UNH. His first interception ended a Dartmouth scoring bid when he caught it in the endzone just before the half. He finished with two interceptions on the day.
Field hockey: Melyssa Woods, America East Rookie of the Week
Volleyball: Lindsay Fogarty, America East Player of the Week
Volleyball: Kate Uitti, America East Setter of the Week
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Volleyball: UNH 3, at Northeastern 1
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Men’s soccer: Harvard 1, UNH 0
Thursday, Sept. 24
Women’s soccer: Holy Cross 2, at UNH 1
Friday, Sept. 25
Men’s cross country: at Maine 27, UNH 29
Women’s cross country: at Maine 25, UNH 30
Field hockey UNH 6, at Davidson 0
Volleyball: UNH 3, Coppin State 0 (at Providence College)
Saturday, Sept. 26
Football: at UNH 44, Dartmouth 14
Men’s soccer: UNH 2, at Bryant 0
Women’s hockey: UNH 13, Durham Jr. Lightning 0 (exhibition)
Volleyball: UNH 3, St. Francis (NY) 0 (at Providence)
UNH 3, at Providence 0
Sunday, Sept. 27
Field hockey: at #12 Duke 7, UNH
Women’s soccer: at Stony Brook 2, UNH 0
THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Men’s soccer at Fairfield, 7 pm
Thursday, Oct. 1
Women’s soccer vs. Boston U., 3 pm
Friday, Oct. 2
Men’s and Women’s cross country at Paul Short Invitational (Lehigh, Pa.)
Volleyball vs. Binghamton, 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 3
Men’s and Women’s cross country at Murray Keatinge Invitational (Orono, Maine)
Field hockey vs. Maine, 2 pm
Women’s ice hockey vs. UConn, 2 pm
Football at Towson, 3:30 pm (Comcast SportsNet New England)
Men’s ice hockey vs. Acadia, 7 pm (exhibition)
Sunday, Oct. 4
Volleyball vs. Albany, 1 pm – “Dig Pink” (fundraiser to fight breast cancer)
Field hockey at Northeastern, 2 pm
Women’s ice hockey vs. Quinnipiac, 2 pm
Women’s soccer at Hartford, 2 pm
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The men’s cross country team returned to action last week with a 27-29 loss in a dual meet at Maine. Freshman Patrick Taft (Hanson, Mass.) finished second overall and was followed by classmates Cory Sinotte (Hooksett, N.H.) and Alex Beaulieu (Merrimack, N.H.) in fourth and sixth place, respectively.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
- The women’s cross country team returned to action last week with a 25-30 loss at Maine in a dual meet against the Black Bears. Junior Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia) and sophomore Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.) finished third and fourth, respectively, to lead the Wildcats. Junior Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) was the third-fastest ‘Cat and placed sixth overall.
FIELD HOCKEY (5-3, 0-0 America East)
- UNH prevailed 6-0 in a battle of Wildcats at Davidson College – to extend its winning streak to four games – and then lost the battle of Durham teams with a 7-1 loss at 12th-ranked Duke.
- Senior forward Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) extended her goal-scoring streak to seven games with a goal at Davidson and pushed her point-scoring streak to eight games with an assist vs. Duke.
- Freshman midfielder Melyssa Woods (Glens Falls, N.Y.) recorded her first career points with one goal and an assist at Davidson. Her goal at 2:27 gave the ‘Cats a 1-0 lead and marked the team’s quickest goal since Aug. 31, 2007.
- UNH’s five first-half goals, six total goals and six-goal margin of victory were all team bests dating back to Oct. 28, 2006.
FOOTBALL (3-0, 0-0 CAA)
- Sixth-ranked UNH retained the Granite Bowl with a 44-14 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College. The Wildcats, who amassed 528 total yards of offense, outscored the Big Green 24-0 in the second half.
- In his first game of the season, senior running back Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) carried the ball 12 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
- UNH’s defense, which forced five Dartmouth turnovers, has not surrendered more than 16 points in any of this season’s three games.
- UNH is 3-0 and this marks the third time in four years that the ‘Cats have won the initial three games of the season. UNH opened 4-0 in ’08 and 5-0 in ’06.
MEN’S SOCCER (3-4-1, 0-0-0 America East)
- UNH split a pair of games last week with a 1-0 loss at home to Harvard and a 2-0 victory at Bryant.
- Alex Russell (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) scored goals in the 75th and 81st minutes to propel the Wildcats to that two-goal road win in which they recorded a 13-5 shot advantage. It was Russell’s first career goal.
- Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) tied his season high of five saves against Harvard, then stopped one shot for the shutout of Bryant.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-8-1, 0-1-0 America East)
- UNH lost both matches last week with a 2-1 loss at home to Holy Cross and a 2-0 decision in its America East opener at Stony Brook.
- Both sophomore Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) and junior Marika Posehn (Duncan, British Columbia) recorded their first career point with an assist in the Sept. 24 game vs. Holy Cross.
VOLLEYBALL (8-9, 0-0 America East)
- UNH won all four of its matches last week and that included three wins to capture the Providence College Friar Classic title. After dropping the first set against Northeastern, the Wildcats closed the week by winning 12 consecutive sets.
- The four-match winning streak is the team’s longest since the 2007 season, and the red-hot Wildcats have won seven of their last eight matches.
- The eight victories surpasses last season’s total.
- Senior setter Kate Uitti (Pinckney, Mich.) was named MVP of the Providence tournament. She tallied 90 assists in those three matches and 123 for the week. Uitti also contributed 24 digs, seven aces, five blocks and a pair of kills.
- Senior outside hitter Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) joined Uitti on the All-Tournament Team. She recorded a .360 hitting percentage and a team-high 44 kills in four matches.