April 12, 2010

MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS UMASS LOWELL, 4-0

DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) netted a pair of goals to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past UMass Lowell, 4-0, Friday afternoon at Cowell Stadium in the team’s second outing of the spring.

Joe Corsello (York, Maine) got UNH on the board early, taking a corner kick and putting the ball into the box, deflecting off a River Hawk defender into the back of the net to give the Wildcats the 1-0 lead at the half.

The ‘Cats got on the board again when Antti Arvola (Espoo, Finland) served a corner kick to the back post where Thomas connected on a header for a 2-0 advantage to start off the second frame.

Arvola wouldn’t wait long to add to the lead, connecting on a direct free kick, putting the ball into the top right hand corner of the net, giving the Wildcats the 3-0 lead.

New Hampshire finished off the afternoon with another goal by Thomas, giving the Wildcats the 4-0 advantage. Arvola ignited the play, getting inside box for a point blank shot that was saved, but Thomas headed the rebound into the net for the score.

Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) and Chris Devine (Hampton, N.H.) split time in net for UNH.  

The Wildcats continue their spring schedule when they play host to Franklin Pierce on Friday, April 16 at Bremner Field at 7 p.m. Two days later the Wildcats wrap up the weekend with a 3 p.m. matchup against Vermont (4/18) at Cowell Stadium.

The following weekend the ‘Cats finish off the spring schedule with a host of three games at Cowell Stadium. New Hampshire kicks off the day with an 11:30 a.m. matchup against Southern New Hampshire University, which will feature two 25-minute halves. The day continues with a pair of 90-minute matchups, first with a 1 p.m. game between SNHU and Dartmouth and the second between UNH and Dartmouth at 3 p.m.

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