BURLINGTON, Vt. — Freshman goalkeeper Kyle Lewis (North Reading, Mass.) collected a game-high eight saves in his collegiate debut, but an early opposing goal proved to be enough, as the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 double overtime decision to the University of Massachusetts in the first game of the Smith Barney Classic at Centennial Field.
With just 65 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, Bryant Craft scored the game's lone goal on an assist by Dominic Skrajewski. Craft headed the ball into the net after Skrajewski deflected the ball through a crowd in front of the New Hampshire goal, earning his first tally of the season.
UNH's best chance of the contest came with 4:20 remaining in the second frame when sophomore Ugochukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.) fired a shot low, but missed and struck the post. He posted two shots in the contest.
Freshman David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) led the Wildcats with three shots, all of which were on goal. In total, UNH tallied eight shots on net.
Shots were tied 14 each for the game, while New Hampshire held an 8-to-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The Wildcats return to action when they play their final game of the Smith Barney Classic against Colgate University (11 a.m.) at Centennial Field.