Lewisburg, Pa.- Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.) and Joe Corsello (York, Maine) of the No. 7 regionally-ranked University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team each tallied their first goals of the 2008 season to propel the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory over Cornell on Sunday afternoon at the Bucknell Invitational.
The unbeaten Wildcats improve to 4-0-2, while the Big Red fall to 0-4-0 on the season. The Wildcats and host school Bucknell both finished with a record of 1-0-1 on the weekend, the Bison however earn the tournament title based on the goals against tiebreaker (New Hampshire 3 GAA, Bucknell 2 GAA). Wildcats Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.), Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) were all selected to the All-Tournament Team.
|Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.)|
Just four minutes into action, Urso fired a corner kick into the box. The ball found McKee at the far post, who headed the ball into the net at 4:18, giving the Wildcats the 1-0 lead.
The Wildcats took advantage of another corner kick to increase the deficit to 2-0 at 66:55. Corsello, who earned his first collegiate goal with the tally, tracked down the loose ball in the box and rifled into the net. Freshman Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) earned the assist on the play for the Wildcats.
Sophomore goalkeeper Chris Devine (Hampton, N.H.) tallied five saves for the Wildcats, while Scott Brody had four in the loss for the Big Red.
The Wildcats return home to host the Minutemen of UMass on Saturday, Sept. 20. Gametime on Bremner Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.