PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Logan Lee (Racine, Wis.) scored in the 102nd minute to give the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team a 4-3 double-overtime win over Providence College Wednesday afternoon at Glay Field. The Wildcats, ranked seventh in New England, improved to 6-2-0 on the season.
After battling to a 3-3 tie in regulation and through the first 10-minute overtime period, Lee would notch his third game-winning goal of the season at 101:59. Lee took a pass from Nicola Chicco (Claymont, Del.) and managed to breakaway. He fired a shot low and to the left that beat Friar keeper Jeff Newman (6 saves) to give UNH the win.
UNH took a 2-1 halftime lead and extended the lead to 3-1 before Providence (1-6-0) netted a pair of goals in the final 26 minutes to force extra time. The 'Cats got on the board first when Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) scored at the 32:50 mark on an unassisted tally. PC's Anthony Petrarca put one home 3:04 later to tie the game, but a goal by Chicco with 20 seconds remaining in the first half gave UNH the 2-1 lead. Chicco scored off a crossing pass by Lee.
Freshman Matt DeCastro (East Providence, R.I.) would notch his first career goal in the 58th minute to give UNH a 3-1 lead. Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.) assisted on the tally.
The Friars would cut the lead to 3-2 on an Eoin Lynch goal in the 65th minute, and Petrarca's second goal of the game with 50 seconds to play sent the game into overtime.
Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) made six saves for New Hampshire to earn the victory. The Friars owned an 18-17 shot advantage despite UNH outshooting them 12-4 in the opening 45 minutes.
UNH has not lost to Providence since the 1990 season. In that span, the Wildcats are 5-0-1 against the Friars. The 'Cats are also undefeated in their last eight overtime contests (5-0-3).
New Hampshire travels to Binghamton Sunday (Sept. 29) for its America East opener at 1:00 p.m. The next Wildcat home game is Saturday, October 5, when UNH takes on Northeastern in a 2:00 p.m. game at Lewis Field.