DURHAM, N.H. - Matt Glode (Barrington, N.H.) netted a pair of goals to lead New Hampshire to a 3-0 win over Boston University in America East men's soccer action at a soggy Lewis Field Saturday afternoon. UNH is now unbeaten in its last five games and moved to 9-3-2 overall (3-1-2 America East). The Terriers, ranked No. 24 in this week's Soccer America poll, fall to 7-5-3 and 2-2-1 in conference play.
Glode netted his first goal with 8:06 left in the opening half to give UNH a 1-0 lead. He took a pass from Eric Masi (York, Maine), who was standing at the top of the box. Glode, 10 yards out, made a move past BU goalkeeper Matt Smith (9 saves) and fired it home for the tally.
Glode's second goal game with just under 15 minutes left in the match. Nicola Chicco (Claymont, Del.) played a ball past Smith in the left corner. The ball snuck past two Terrier defenders and bounced off the left post. Glode pushed the ball over the goal line to make it 2-0.
The Wildcats made it 3-0 with 2:41 left when Chicco netted his team-leading ninth goal of the season. He took a long pass down the left side from Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.). Chicco then pushed a ball 20 yards through the sloppy field that trickled over the goal line to put the game away.
Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) turned away six BU shots to record his third shutout of the season. Both teams made 17 shot sttempts.
With the win, UNH moves into third place in America East temporarily, as Albany, who entered the day tied for fourth with the Wildcats, took on Stony Brook late Saturday afternoon. Hartford, the third place team entering Saturday, dropped a 4-2 decision at Vermont.
UNH plays its final regular season home game on Wednesday (10/30) when it hosts Maine in a 2 p.m. contest at Lewis Field. The 'Cats close out the regular season with a game at Stony Brook on Sunday, November 3.