DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team will take a break from conference play as it hosts Brown University Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m.. Links to live stats and video will be available on www.UNHWildcats.com.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE 'CATS: New Hampshire earned its sixth win of the season as the squad edged UMass Lowell, 1-0 (Oct. 5). Sophomore Jesus Tudela (Zaragoza, Spain) scored the game's only goal in the 66th minute, which was his third of the season. Junior goalkeeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) earned his fourth shutout of the season after making a pair of saves.
SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats (6-3-0, 1-0-0 AE) are lead by Tudela, who has eight points on three goals and two assists. Each of his three goals have been game winners. Freshman Christopher Wingate (Hovik, Norway) has recorded one goal and two assists for four points while junior Aaron Smith (Loudon, N.H.) splits his three points with a goal and an assist. Senior Ugochukwu Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Sophomores A.J. Albers (Eagan, Minn.), Andrew Chaput (Manchester, N.H.) and Lukas Goerigk (Berlin, Germany) each have two points from a goal while Robert Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) and Steven Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) each have two points from two assists. Senior Byron Greenwood (Greenland, N.H.) and junior David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) round out the points with one assist each.
Worra comes into the game with a record of 5-1-0 with four shutouts. His 0.32 goals against average and .923 save percentage rank him second in the nation in those two categories. He has allowed just two goals all season. Freshman Giovani Riello (Sao Paulo, Brazil) has recorded a 1-2-0 record with a goals against average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .700.
LAST TIME OUT FOR BROWN: The Bears battled to a 2-2 draw at Columbia University on Saturday, Oct. 5. Daniel Taylor scored the first goal of the game in the 13th minute while Tariq Akeel extended the lead to 2-0 in the 26th minute. Columbia battled back as they cut the lead in half in the 29th minute and tied the game in the 38th. Brown goalie Josh Weiner made six saves on eight shots faced while the Bears converted on two of their six shots-on-goal.
SCOUTING THE BEARS: Jose Salama leads the squad in points with eight from two goals and four assists. Akeel and Taylor each have seven points on the season; Akeel's from three goals and one assist while Taylor's stem from two goals and three assists. Voltaire Escalona and Jack Gorab have matching totals of two goals and one assist for five points.
UP NEXT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats remain home and return to conference play as they play Stony Brook Saturday, Oct. 12 on Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.