BOSTON - Alan McNamara's second goal of the game with just under 10 minutes remaining lifted the Boston University Terriers to a 2-2 tie with the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team Friday night at Nickerson Field. The tie kept UNH (4-4-2) in a deadlock with BU (6-4-1) in the America East standings. Both teams are 2-1-1 in league play.
UNH went ahead 1-0 at 32:25 of the first half when sophomore Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.) blasted one in from 30 yards out. The 'Cats made it 2-0 five minutes later when sophomore forward Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.) struck for his team-leading fifth goal of the season. Freshman Logan Lee (Racine, Wis.) assisted on the play.
BU made it 2-1 shortly before halftime when the Terrier's Anthony D'Angelo connected with McNamara at 40:29. UNH led at halftime 2-1.
The second half turned into a defensive struggle with the two teams totaling just three shots. BU, however, made the most of its only shot when UNH goalkeeper Shaun O'Neil (Wrentham, Mass.) got caught out of position, allowing McNamara to net the equalizer.
O'Neil finished with seven saves for the Wildcats while BU goalie Zak Thompson stopped five shots for the Terriers. BU outshot UNH 18-14, although the Wildcats had more corner kicks, 12-7. UNH was also called for 20 fouls while the Terriers were whistled for only five.
UNH returns to action Sunday (10/14) at Northeastern at 6 p.m. The Wildcats return home next weekend to face Vermont (10/19) and Hartford (10/21).