Men's Soccer Hosts Rhode Island in Home Opener Wednesday, Sept. 18 (4 p.m.)

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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team (3-2-0) hosts the University of Rhode Island (1-3-0) Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the home opener at 4 p.m. The match, which will take place on Cowell Stadium, will have live stats and live video links available on www.UNHWildcats.com.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE 'CATS: UNH had a three-game win streak snapped after falling at Marist, 2-0, Saturday night. The two teams played a scoreless first half, however the Red Foxes notched a pair of second half goals to record the 2-0 win. Christopher Wingate (Hovik, Norway) led the offensive attack for the Wildcats as he attempted three shots, two of which were on net. Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) fired a pair of shots, both being turned away by the goaltender. Wildcat netminder Giovani Riello (Sao Paulo, Brazil) made one save on three shots faced.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: Three Wildcats lead the way on offense with a pair of points stemming from a goal. Lukas Goerigk (Berlin, Germany), Ugochukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and Wingate each have one goal, all of them being game winners. Robert Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.), Aaron Smith (Loudon, N.H.) and Jesus Tudela (Zaragoza, Spain) each have one point on an assist.

Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) leads the way for the Wildcats in net as he has started each of the three games he has played. The junior has a 2-1-0 record with one shutout, a 0.62 goals against average and a .857 save percentage. Riello has started each of the two games he has played in and comes in with a record of 1-1-0 with one shutout. He also has a 1.00 goals against average and a .667 save percentage.

LAST TIME OUT FOR RHODE ISLAND: The Rams were edged in their last match against Stony Brook by a score of 1-0. After a scoreless first frame, the Seawolves took control of the game three and half minutes into the second half with a header by Will Casey. URI goaltender Thomas Spenser made three saves on four shots faced in the effort.

SCOUTING THE RAMS: Having scored three of their four goals, Matt Sykes leads URI in the category and points (6). Ryan Oakley is behind him with three points by adding in the team's fourth goal as well as an assist. Bryce Naples leads the team in assists with two while Adam Camillo and Mike Discavage are tied with one each. Thomas Spenser has started all 4 games in net for the Rams, tallying a record of 1-3-0.

UP NEXT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats matchup against Grand Canyon Saturday, Sept. 21 under the lights (7 p.m.) on Bremner Field. The program will also hold its alumni game on the same day at 4 p.m. To play in the game, all participants are asked to contact associate head coach Ewan Seabrook via email at ewan.seabrook@unh.edu.

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