DURHAM, N.H. - Freshman Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.) notched a goal and an assist to lead the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Boston University at Lewis Field this afternoon. The win improves the Wildcats to 5-4-0 on the season and 2-0-0 in America East, while the Terriers drop to 4-5-2 and 0-2-1 in the league.
Hareld netted the eventual game-winner in the 26th minute when he dribbled into the box and fired a shot past BU keeper Matthew Smith (Lanchester, England) on the right side to make it 1-0. The Wildcats would hold the 1-0 lead into the half.
BU's best chance to tie the game came midway through the second half when Marcus Raisemen (Lotitaja, Finland) headed a ball toward the net that hit the crossbar. UNH sealed the game late when junior Andy Karam (Schenectady, N.Y.) took a pass from Hareld and scored into an empty net with just 1:34 remaining.
Junior Shaun O'Neil (Wrentham, Mass.) went the distance in net for UNH and turned away six shots en route to his second-straight shutout and third of the season. Smith stopped two shots for BU.
O'Neil lowered his goals-against average from 1.12 to 0.97. He has not given up a goal in his last 205:52 minutes played.
Both teams return to action on Sunday with America East games. The Wildcats will host Northeastern in a 2 p.m. game, while the Terriers travel to Maine for a 1 p.m. contest.