September 4, 2010
MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE TO 0-0 TIE IN SEASON OPENER
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior goalkeeper
O'Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) tallied a game-high six
saves as the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team played
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a 0-0 draw in
double-overtime on Saturday evening at Bremner Field.
The Wildcats move to 0-0-1 on the young season, as for the
Panthers, they adjust to 1-0-1. UWM outshot New Hampshire 14 to 11
for the contest, including a five to three advantage in the two
Moments after the start of the first overtime, Robbie Boyd
took a ball off a corner and got it into the box, connecting with
Ryan Whitehead, who got a head on the ball but was turned away by
O'Donnell at point blank range.
New Hampshire had a pair of chances to put the Panthers away
late in the stanza, the first coming when Jon
(Amherst, N.H.) took a ball from the right
corner of the field and positioned it to midfield where Jordan
(Mohnton, Pa.) picked it up and fired a shot
just outside the top of the box at 3:26 but missed wide left.
The duo was at it once again moments later, when Harris
directed a pass to Thomas on the left flank, who managed to put a
foot on the ball in midair but missed the shot high as it sailed
over goalkeeper John Shakon's head.
The 'Cats came close to finding the back of the net once again
in the 30th
minute of the second half, when Marcus
(Wallingford, Pa.) lofted a ball into the left
side of the box from the right flank to Josh
(Belchertown, Mass.) who headed the ball
directly into the crossbar.
Harris would look to be a playmaker for the 'Cats once again
as he tracked down a ball at midfield and pushed it ahead to Thomas
as he went one-on-one with a Panther defender bringing the ball
just inside the top portion of the box, firing a shot at 12:34 but
missed, hitting the center of the crossbar.
Moments later Thomas would have another chance to end the
deadlocked action as he tracked down a ball at the left flank
bringing it deep into Panther territory but missed wide
Thomas led UNH with five shots, while Dylan
(Bangor, Maine) tallied two shots of his own.
Andrew Wiedabach led the Panthers with a total of five shots.
The Wildcats return to action in the final day of the 21st
Annual Nike Fall Classic when they play host to Central Connecticut
State on Monday, Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. The Blue Devils defeated
Vermont in tonight's first game by a score of 1-0. At 11 a.m.,
Vermont and Wisconsin-Milwaukee will play in the first match of