UNH MEN'S SOCCER OPENS WITH 0-0 TIE WITH ST. MARY'S IN NIKE FALL SOCCER CLASSIC

Levey records a career-high eight saves for Wildcats

Brian Levey

DURHAM, N.H. - Sophomore Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) record eight saves, included three in double overtime, to preserve a 0-0 tie for the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team as they began the 2004 season against St. Mary's College (Ca.) in the opening round of the Nike Fall Soccer Classic. UNH and St. Mary's start the season 0-0-1 they will both play in the final round of the Classic on Sunday at Lewis Field.

Both squads could to little to generate offense in the first half as the teams combined for just three shots on goal in the half. UNH failed to capitalize on three corner kicks as Gael's goaltender Brian Mason made two saves off corners in the first half.

Adam Zielske led the offensive charge for the Gaels as he had four shots on net. Sean Valladon added three shots off the bench for St. Mary's.

UNH saw great productivity off the bench as reserves Michael Card (Amherst, N.H.) and Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wis.) each had two shots for the Wildcats. Captains Eric Masi (York, Maine) and Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) also had one of New Hampshire's nine shots for the game.

New Hampshire returns to action Sunday, when it faces Holy Cross in the second round of the Nike Fall Soccer Classic at 3 p.m. Holy Cross dropped its season opener 1-0 in double overtime to Vermont today in the first game of the Nike Classic.

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