BURLINGTON, Vt. — Freshman David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) scored an equalizing goal in the 21st minute of play, but the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team fell to Colgate University, 2-1, in the second game of the Smith Barney Classic Sunday afternoon at Centennial Field.
|Senior Captain Brad Hilton|
Hilton set up UNH's lone goal on a free kick, connecting with Schlatter in the box, as he finished the play, heading the ball into the back of the net to tie the score at 1-1 at 20:53 of the first half.
The Raiders struck first in the contest when Steven Miller fired a one-timer from point blank range past Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) and into the back of the net at 18:37. Mike Reidy and Shane Conlin were both credited with assists on the play.
With the scored even at 1-1 at the break, Colgate found the back of the net early in the second frame, as Mike Reese punched in an unassisted tally to push the Raiders ahead 2-1. Reese scored the go-ahead goal following a free kick, as he was able to track the ball down in front of the goal and head it into the net at 51:51.
New Hampshire outshot Colgate 10-8, including a 7-3 edge in the second frame. The 'Cats also claimed a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) led the Wildcats with a game-high six shots, while Clint Caso (Kinnelon, N.J.) added two shots of his own.
Worra finished with a game-best four saves and Grant Reed compiled three stops in net for the Raiders.
The Wildcats are back in action Friday, Sept. 16 (7 p.m.) when they hit the road to take on Adelphi University at Motamed Field.