TOWSON, MD. - Towson University scored once in the first half and twice in the second to post a 3-0 shutout victory over the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team Friday afternoon at Towson Center Field.

The ëCats, who are battling for a playoff spot, dropped to 5-6-3 overall and 3-3-2 in America East with the loss. The Tigers, who clinched a playoff berth with the victory, improved to 10-3-1, 6-1-1.

The Tigers and Wildcats played to a scoreless tie through the first 35 minutes before Towson’s Steve Fell broke through when he scored off a header from Todd Lauber in the 36th minute. The Tigers increased their lead to 2-0 early in the second half when Lauber converted from 10 yards out off passes from Fell and Machel Millwood. Towson’s Kevin Corradini extended the lead to 3-0 at 56:46 when headed a corner kick from Randy Tolson.

The Tigers outshot the Wildcats, 12-5. UNH goalkeeper Shaun O’Neil (Wrentham, Mass.) recorded three saves while Towson keeper Chris Hurley needed to stop just two shots for the win.

UNH returns to action Sunday when it travels to Delaware. Game time is 1 p.m.

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