BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team played to a 0-0 double overtime draw at Vermont Saturday afternoon. The draw puts the Wildcats at 5-6-4 on the year and 1-2-2 in conference play while the Catamounts' record sits at 6-4-5 overall and 3-0-2 in America East play.
Aaron Smith (Loudon, N.H.) nearly got New Hampshire on the board in the 10th minute of play when he sent a shot just high of the net. Vermont's Jonny Bonner targeted a shot at the New Hampshire net, however his attempt sailed high of the net. Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) fired his first of three shots on the day that went wide of the net. At the end of the first half, the score was even at 0-0.
The Wildcats upped their offense in the second half, launching five shots while Vermont tallied three in the stanza. Catamount Zach Paul tested UNH keeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) with a shot in the 81st minute, but Worra remained solid and saved the shot. Thomas sent tried to get the Wildcats on the board with a shot in the 88th minute that was saved by Vermont goalie Conor Leland. At the end of the two halves, the game remained 0-0 and was headed to overtime.
Vermont outshot New Hampshire 3-1 in the two overtime periods, two of which were saved by Worra. At the end of double-overtime, the game was finalized at 0-0.
New Hampshire netminder Worra was a perfect 3-for-3 on the game while Leland was 2-for-2, each earning the shutout. UNH outshot Vermont by tally of 8-7. Thomas tallied a game-high three shots on the day, two of which were on net.
The Wildcats are back on the pitch Wednesday, Oct. 24 when they travel to Stony Brook. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.