BURLINGTON, Vt.- Sophomore goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) notched five saves as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled for a scoreless 110 minutes at Vermont on Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats are now 6-3-3 and 1-2-1 in the America East, while the Catamounts record moves to 6-5-2, 2-0-1 in conference action.
Early on in the first half, Vermont tried to take advantage of a corner when Ryan White took a hard shot on net. O’Donnell made a point blank save to keep the Catamounts off the board. Jake McFadden received the rebound, but headed the ball over the crossbar.
To start the second half, O'Donnell made another key save on a shot from Lee Stephane Kouadio. Vermont's Patrick Alonis could not control
the rebound at the left post.
Senior midfielder Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) had an opportunity to get the Wildcats on the board in the second half, but his shot from 25 yards out went wide of the goal.
Vermont outshot the Wildcats 16-6, but stellar play by O’Donnell, including three saves in the second half, kept the game scoreless. Vermont goalkeeper Roger Scully tallied three saves in the match for the Catamounts.
Senior back Mike McKee was selected as the “Man of the Match” for New Hampshire.
The Wildcats return home to host the Terriers of Boston University on Saturday, Oct. 18. Kickoff on Lewis Fields is scheduled for 1 p.m.