DURHAM, N.H. —The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team defeated Southern New Hampshire University, 3-1, April 19 before tying Dartmouth College, 0-0, April 22. With the win and tie, the Wildcats conclude the spring season with a 3-1-2 record.
    On Friday, the Wildcats jumped out to 3-0 lead before giving up a penalty kick in the 90th minute.  Junior Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) connected first for the Wildcats, volleying the ball at the far post after classmate Derek Bragg (Downingtown, Pa.) flicked the ball with his head off of a Patrick Gay (North Stonington, Conn.) throw-in. Five minutes later, sophomore Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) slipped a ball through two defenders into the path of freshman Joe Annese (Attleboro, Mass.), who struck the ball from 16-yards out to make it 2-0.  Marcellus made it 3-0 when he beat his defender down the left side and chipped the ball past the Southern New Hampshire goalkeeper from the top corner of the box.
    On Sunday, the Wildcats would again tie Dartmouth College, 0-0, which was the same result from their match-up at the Dartmouth Invitational last fall.  In a game that went scoreless for 90 minutes and an additional 10-minute overtime period, goalkeepers Tunde Ogunbiyi (Gwynedd, Pa.) and Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) combined for the Wildcats’ second shutout of the spring.
    New Hampshire returns to action with a preseason match-up at Rhode Island on August 19. The Wildcats open up regular season play at the Nike Portland Invitational on August 31. On September 14 the Wildcats will host Central Connecticut as part of the 18th annual UNH Nike Fall Soccer Classic.
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