BURLINGTON, Vt. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team battled to a 1-1 tie with Vermont Wednesday afternoon at Centennial Field. UNH is now 7-3-1 on the season and 1-1-1 in America East, while the Catamounts stand at 7-4-1 and 2-0-1 in the league.
The Wildcats would get on the board first, netting their goal at the 19:47 mark. Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored on a corner kick by Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.), directing a header towards the far right post. UNH took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Vermont would get on the board 8:21 into the second half, when Scott Webb scored on a 15-yarder. Tony Anderson and David Said set up the tally with a pair of passes in the midfield. From there, both sides would generate several scoring chances but neither could find the back of the net in regulation or in the two 10-minute overtime periods.
UNH's best chance came with 15 seconds remaining in overtime when Logan Lee (Racine, Wis.) was in alone on UVM keeper David Sullivan (3 saves). However, Lee had to extend to reach a pass in front of him and his redirection shot went high.
Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) turned away nine shots in net for New Hampshire, which is now 5-0-4 in its last nine overtime contests. It marks the second straight year the two teams have played to a draw, as the Wildcats and Catamounts tied 1-1 last season in Durham.
New Hampshire returns to action on Sunday (Oct. 13) when the 'Cats host Albany in an America East contest. Game time at Lewis Field is set for 2 p.m. as UNH looks to extend its six-game home winning streak and nine-game home unbeaten streak.