August 25, 2014
Ready For Some Soccer, Football, Volleyball And More?
It’s time. The women’s soccer team
got the 2014-15 school year started with a split over the weekend
at a tournament in Vermont and the rest of the fall Wildcats open
their season this week.
UNH knocked off Youngstown State, 1-0, on Friday
in its opener on a goal late in the second half by freshman Brooke
Murphy. Senior Hannah Blondin had the assist and goalie Mimi Borkan
made two saves. The Wildcats fell to Central Connecticut State,
1-0, on Sunday.
UNH faces Holy Cross in its home opener on
Bremner Field on Thursday night at 7. The two teams played to a 0-0
tie in Worcester last season.
football team takes on Toledo, an FBS opponent, on Saturday night
at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl in a rematch of its season opener in
2011. Several Wildcat seniors played in the 2011 contest, a 58-22
defeat for the Wildcats.
“It wasn’t the experience I was
looking for,” said center Mike Coccia, who started his first
collegiate game as a redshirt freshman that day. “They beat
on us pretty good. We’re looking to get some payback on them.
Looking to go out there and get a win.”
UNH put together an impressive string of five
straight wins over FBS opponents in a six-year span from 2004 to
2009. The Wildcats have lost their last four games against FBS
Last year, they had Central Michigan on the
ropes, but were unable to close out the victory and fell,
Toledo, like Central Michigan, plays in the
Mid-American Conference. The Rockets were 7-5 overall last year and
had a 38-17 win at Central Michigan.
After Toledo, UNH has a week off and then plays
Lehigh at home on Sept. 13 at 3:30. The Wildcats travel to Richmond
on Sept. 20 and then close out the month with a home game against
Dartmouth on Sept. 27 in the first night game at Cowell
the last meeting between the teams, UNH beat Dartmouth, 44-14, on
Sept. 26, 2009 in Durham.
field hockey team beat Quinnipiac, 4-2, in an exhibition game at
home on Memorial Field on Friday and now prepares for a pair of
games at the University of Louisville, one against Indiana and the
other against Louisville.
The Wildcats are defending America East
champions and were 15-7 overall last year with a 5-0 mark in the
league. They were picked second in this year’s America East
preseason coaches’ poll.
UNH opens the season against Indiana at
Louisville on Friday. The Wildcats play Louisville, the No. 15 team
in the country last season, on Sunday.
cross country teams race at home for the only time this season
Saturday morning against Providence and Holy Cross.
The Providence women are the defending NCAA
Division I champions and also won last year’s Big East title.
The UNH women are defending America East and New England
The women’s meet start at 11 a.m. and the
men race at 11:45.
The men’s soccer team begins its season at
Northeastern on Friday night at 6 and then returns home to play
Bryant on Sunday at Bremner Field at 5 p.m.
UNH was picked to finish third in the league in
the preseason coaches’ poll behind UMBC and
volleyball team warmed up for its season opener at the UConn
Classic with an intrasquad game Saturday.
Wildcats play UConn on Friday night and face Indiana and Central
Connecticut State on Saturday.
Hirschinger’s team, the defending America East champion, was
picked to finish second in the league behind UMBC. UNH and UMBC
each received three first-place votes.