September 8, 2009

Wildcat Roundup Blog

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

September 8, 2009

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Men’s soccer: at Iona 1, UNH 0

Volleyball: UNH 3, Bentley 0 (exhibition)

Friday, Sept. 4

Field hockey: UNH 6, at Brown 1

Volleyball: Texas Christian 3, UNH 0 (at UConn)

Men’s soccer: at UNH 2, Bucknell 1

Women’s soccer: at #18 St. John’s 2, UNH 0

Saturday, Sept. 5

Football: at UNH 24, St. Francis (Pa.) 14

Volleyball: at UConn 3, UNH 1 //  UNH 3, Long Island 0 (at UConn)

Sunday, Sept. 6

Men’s cross country: vs. Providence, 2nd place

Women’s cross country: vs. Providence, 2nd place

Field hockey: at #20 Providence 4, UNH 3

Women’s soccer: at Siena 3, UNH 2 (double overtime)

Men’s soccer: Central Connecticut State 3, at UNH 1

 

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Women’s soccer at Harvard, 3 pm

Friday, Sept. 11

Men’s soccer vs. UMass, 1:30 pm (at UVM)

Women’s soccer vs. Northeastern, 7 pm

Volleyball at Rhode Island, 7 pm

Saturday, Sept. 12

Volleyball vs. Brown, 11 am  //  vs. Syracuse, 4 pm (both at Rhode Island)

Field hockey vs. UC Davis, 2 pm (at UVM)

Football at Ball State, 7 pm

Sunday, Sept. 13

Men’s soccer vs. Portland, 11 am (at UVM)

Men’s and Women’s cross country at America East Pre-Meet, 12 pm (at UVM)

Women’s soccer vs. UMass, 2 pm

Field hockey vs. Penn, 2:30 pm (at UVM)

 

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH raced against regional power Providence College at its home College Woods Course on Sept. 6. The Wildcats’ top three finishers were Wes Dinnan (Juneau, Alaska), who finished eight seconds behind the winner with a time of 25 minutes, 15 seconds on the five-mile course, Josh Kearns (Ridgefield, Conn.; 7th place; 25:30) and Nick Decrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.; 8th; 25:34).

 

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

  • UNH raced against regional power Providence College at its home College Woods Course on Sept. 6. The Wildcats placed four runners, led by Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) in fourth place at 17 minutes, 1 second, in the top 10.
  • Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine; 17:27), Liz Campbell (Colonia, N.J.; 17:39) and Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.; 17:56) placed 7-9 on the three-mile course.

 

FIELD HOCKEY (1-2, 0-0 America East)

  • Senior forward Meg Shea (Melrose, Mass.) scored two goals in both of UNH’s games last week; she has scored a goal in all three games this season and leads the Wildcats in both goals (five) and points (10).
  • Sophomore forward Whitney Frates (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded a personal best of two assists and tied her career high of four points against Brown.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Nagengast (Wesborough, Mass.) recorded her first career victory with a two-save effort at Brown and tallied a personal best of 10 saves at 20th-ranked Providence.
  • The six goals at Brown marked UNH’s highest goal output since the 2006 regular season finale (9-1 win at UMBC), and the 33 shots are the most by the ‘Cats since Oct. 11, 2003 (37 at Albany).

 

FOOTBALL (1-0, 0-0 CAA)

  • Eighth-ranked UNH opened up the 2009 season with a 24-14 victory against St. Francis (Pa.) on Sept. 4. It marked the fifth consecutive home-opening victory and seventh win in the last eight season openers.
  • The Wildcats scored a TD on its first three possessions of the game and added a field goal in the second quarter.
  • The defense allowed just one touchdown – the other SFU score was on a kickoff return.
  • Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) had seven total tackles, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.
  • Ryan Glasgow (Bedford, N.H.) punted seven times for an average of 40.6 yards.
  • Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) carried the ball 23 times for 125 yards, including a 70-yard TD run. He also had a 30-yard TD reception.
  • UNH looks to win its fifth consecutive game vs. an FBS team Sept. 12 at Ball St.

 

MEN’S SOCCER (1-2-0, 0-0-0 America East)

  • Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) was named the America East Man of the Match for UNH in both games of its 20th Annual Nike Fall Classic and was named to the All-Tournament Team. George drew a foul inside the box to set up the game-winning goal on a penalty kick vs. Bucknell, then scored the team’s only goal against Central Connecticut State.
  • Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) recorded his first collegiate points with a goal against Bucknell. His tally tied the score, 1-1, in the 61st minute en route to a 2-1 win.
  • Robin Gerum recorded his first collegiate point with an assist on Thomas’ goal.
  • In its 20th Annual Nike Fall Classic, the Wildcats rallied in the second half to defeat Bucknell (2-1) before falling to CCSU (3-1). George was joined on the All-Tournament team by Chris Banks (Wesborough, Mass.) and Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.).
  • UNH opened the season with a 1-0 loss at Iona despite recording an 11-4 shot advantage.

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-2-0, 0-0-0 America East)

  • Morgan Keefe (So. Burlington, Vt.) matched her career numbers of one goal and one assist in the double overtime loss at Siena College. She was honored as the America East Player of the Game.
  • Kelly Mooney (Canton, Mass.) was named America East Player of the Game in UNH’s 2-0 loss at 18th-ranked St. John’s University.
  • Allie Coppenrath (Green Harbor, Mass.) recorded her first collegiate points with a goal at Siena.
  • UNH plays its home opener this Friday, Sept. 11 against Northeastern (7 p.m.).

 

VOLLEYBALL (1-5, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH opened last week’s action with a 3-0 win vs. Bentley University in an exhibition match at Lundholm Gymnasium. Lindsay Fogarty (Pleasanton, Calif.) and Lauren Laquerre (Concord, N.H.) registered 11 and 10 kills, respectively, and both had four blocks.
  • Sara Heldman (Greenwood, Ind.) was named to the UConn Classic All-Tournament Team. She was the Wildcats’ libero in the three matches and tallied 56 digs, including 21 in a straight-set win against Long Island University and 22 in a four-set loss to UConn.
  • Kate Uitti averaged over eight assists per set at the UConn Classic with a total of 90. She compiled a season-high 41 assists vs. Long Island, and for the tourney Uitti hit at a .391 clip withi 33 digs and seven blocks.
  • Fogarty led the ‘Cats in kills in both of Saturday’s matches; she tallied 12 vs. UConn and followed that with 14 against LIU. For the day, Fogarty hit at a .267 clip and added nine blocks as well as two service aces.

 

 

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

 

MEG SHEA, field hockey

   Meg, a senior forward, scored two goals in both games last week (at Brown University and at #20 Providence College) to lead the Wildcats in both goals (four) and points (eight). Against PC, she erased UNH’s two-goal second-half deficit with tallies 3 minutes, 24 seconds apart – at 39:54 and 43:17 – to lift the ‘Cats into a 3-3 tie. Meg scored two unassisted goals in the second half vs. Brown – in the 40th and 49th minutes – to increase UNH’s lead to 5-1 en route to a 6-1 win. She has scored a goal in all three games this season and leads the team in goals (five) and points (10).

 

SEAN JELLISON, football

   Sean, a junior tailback, ran for a career-high 125 yards on 23 carries (5.4 yards per carry) against St. Francis (Pa.) University. He gave the Wildcats a 14-0 lead at 6:06 of the first quarter when he caught the ball in the flat and raced down the left sideline untouched for a 30-yard scoring play. Sean once again demonstrated his big-play ability when he broke through the middle of the line of scrimmage and ran for a 70-yard TD that put the ‘Cats in front, 21-0, at 1:07 of the first quarter. Sean finished the game with 149 all-purpose yards.

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