Men's Soccer Set to Host Albany Sunday (2 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team is set to host the University at Albany Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Cowell Stadium. Links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE 'CATS: The Wildcats (5-4-3, 1-1-1 AE) edged Hartford 2-1 in the second overtime period of their previous game. Hartford scored in the 24th minute to gain the lead and held onto it until the 88th minute when senior Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) tied the game up from 10 yards out. After the first overtime period was scoreless, the Wildcats ended the game with a goal in the 104th minute. Senior Ryan McNabb (Downington, Pa.) started the play with a nice pass to Thomas, who then passed to David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) for the game winning goal. Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) secured the win in net for the Wildcats after making a pair of saves in the effort.
SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: Robert Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.), Jordan Thomas and David Schlatter are tied for the lead in goals with 3. Two of Palumbo's goals have been game winners. Thomas leads the team in points with 8. Angel Maldonado (Lennox, Calif.) and Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass) each come into the match with a pair of goals and one assist for five points. Paul Bianchi (Essex, Vt.) and Thomas are tied for the lead with two assists. Travis Worra has seen the majority of time in net for New Hampshire, making ten appearances with eight starts. His record stands at 5-2-3 and has tallied three shutouts. Blake Dawn (San Marino, Calif.) has made three appearances on three starts thus far and has a record of 0-2-0.
LAST TIME OUT FOR ALBANY: The Great Danes (3-9, 1-2 America East) are coming off a win where they were able to outscore UMBC 2-1. The contest remained scoreless until the 60th minute when UMBC forward Pete Caringi scored. Albany midfielder Philip Persson tied the game up in the 76th minute with a one-touch shot sent past the keeper. Albany took the lead in the 82nd minute when freshman midfielder Kit Alexieff scored on a one-timer. Goalkeeper Tim Allen recorded three saves in the match, earning his third victory of the season.
SCOUTING THE GREAT DANES: Anthony Rozzano and Brandon Wilson both have a team high two goals on the season, along with an assist and five points. Pomare Te Anau leads the team in assists with two and has a total of four points. Tim Allen has started every game of the season allowing nineteen goals with a goals against average of 1.73.
UP NEXT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats will travel to Holy Cross on Tuesday Oct. 16. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.