April 20, 2010

MEN’S SOCCER COMPETES AGAINST FRANKLIN PIERCE AND VERMONT

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team played the University of Vermont to a 2-2 tie at Cowell Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the team's third week of action this spring.

The Catamounts jumped ahead with the early 1-0 lead in the first half, as UVM took a long free kick that found its way into the goal after a scramble in front of the net.

Despite the early advantage, New Hampshire fired back with a pair of goals in the remainder of the stanza, giving the home team a 2-1 lead at the intermission.

Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) was the first to strike for UNH, as he took advantage of a misplay by UVM's goalkeeper and punched the ball into the open net, knotting up the action at 1-1.

The 'Cats wouldn't wait long to find the back of the net once again, as Marcus Barr (Wallingford, Pa.) crossed a ball over to Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.) who headed it into the net, giving New Hampshire a 2-1 advantage.

Vermont evened the score at 2-2 in the second frame, securing the tie for the visitors.

In the game prior, the Wildcats fell to Franklin Pierce, 1-0, on Friday night at Bremner Field.  The Ravens tallied the game's lone goal on a long free kick from just across midfield that remained untouched and found its way into the top corner of the net past UNH goalkeeper Chris Devine (Hampton, N.H.).

The 'Cats finish off the spring schedule with a host of three games at Cowell Stadium on Sunday (4/25). 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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