DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team moved up one spot to seventh in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Region poll released Monday (Oct. 7). New Hampshire has appeared in the poll for six consecutive weeks.
UNH won its only game last week, a 3-2 win over Northeastern at home. Junior Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.) led the Wildcats with a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner four minutes into the second half. Logan Lee (Racine, Wis.) netted the other goal for UNH as the 'Cats improved to 7-3-0, equaling their 2001 win total.
New Hampshire has three players ranked among the top eight in scoring in America East as of Monday. Lee, who leads the squad with 15 points, is ranked second in the conference. Nicola Chicco (Claymont, Del.) stands third with 14 points, while Hankard's nine points place him eighth in the league.
The Wildcats return to action Wednesday (Oct. 9) when they travel to Vermont for a 3 p.m. America East match. The next UNH home game is Sunday, October 13, when the 'Cats entertain Albany in a 2 p.m. contest. New Hampshire will be looking to extend a six-game home winning streak and nine-game home unbeaten streak.
NSCAA New England Region Ranking - October 7
1. Connecticut (8-2-0)
2. Boston College (6-2-0)
3. Yale (6-1-0)
4. Boston University (6-3-1)
5. Holy Cross (7-1-1)
6. Rhode Island (7-4-0)
7. New Hampshire (7-3-0)
7. Harvard (6-3-0)
9. Massachusetts (6-4-0)
10. Central Connecticut (6-3-1)