DURHAM, N.H. - Northeastern University posted a 1-0 victory over the University of New Hampshire in men's soccer action here this afternoon. The win improves the Huskies to 6-6-0 on the year and 3-1-0 in America East while the Wildcats fall to 5-5-0 and 2-1-0 in the league.
After a scorless first half, Northeastern scored the game's only goal at 59:15 when the Huskies were awarded a penalty kick. Petter Starnas shot the ball low and left to convert and give the Huskies a 1-0 lead which it would not relinquish. Starnas nearly gave NU a 2-0 lead in the 64th minute when he headed a ball off the right side of the crossbar.
UNH also had several chances to tie the game. Northeastern nearly headed the ball into its own net in the 81st minute, and freshman Nicola Chicco (Claymont, Del.) headed a ball that sailed just over the crossbar. The game was evenly played throughout, as the Wildcats owned a slim 13-12 shot advantage for the game.
Junior Shaun O'Neil (Wrentham, Mass.) had his scoreless streak snapped at 265:07. He turned away six shots for UNH. Allan Lewis stopped four shots for the Huskies.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday (10/13) when they travel to Vermont to face the Catamounts. Game time is 3 p.m.