DENVER, Colo. - Brett Wyman (Durham, N.H.) scored with nine seconds remaining in the first overtime session to lift the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Air Force in the Josh Byrden Classic hosted by the University of Denver Friday afternoon. UNH, the No. 2 team in this week's NSCAA New England regional poll, improves to 4-1-0 while Air Force falls to 2-3-0.
Wyman scored at the 99:51 mark when a ball deflected off a Falcon defender. Wyman collected the ball and fired it home for the game-winning tally. Wyman's score was unassisted.
After a scoreless first half, UNH took a 1-0 lead 1:17 into the second half when Eric Masi (York, Maine) converted a header off a corner kick. Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) assisted on the goal. Air Force would tie the game in the 83rd minute when Colin Eames scored on a crossing pass from Jeremiah Kirschman.
Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) played in net for the Wildcats and picked up his second win of the season by making seven saves. Falcom keeper Brian Dougal did not make a save.
UNH is now undefeated in its last 11 overtime contests, going 6-0-5 in that span. The last Wildcat loss in an extra session occurred in the 2000 season when nationally-ranked Penn State topped New Hampshire 2-1 in overtime.
New Hampshire returns to action in the Byrden Classic on Sunday when it faces the host Pioneers in a 3:30 EDT (1:30 local time) game. The next Wildcat home game is September 27, when UNH hosts Massachusetts in a 4:00 game. That game is scheduled to be played at Bremner Field, UNH's new AstroPlay field.