DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Albany in America East action Sunday afternoon at a soggy Lewis Field. UNH, which is unbeaten in its last 10 overtime games (5-0-5) stands at 7-3-2 overall and 1-1-2 in the conference, while the Great Danes move to 7-4-1 overall and 2-0-1 in league play.
After spotting Albany a 1-0 lead at the 51:36 mark on a goal by Steven Procknal, the Wildcats would tie the game in the 54th minute. Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) scored on a restart just outside the box on the left corner. His direct kick sliced through Albany's wall and curled just inside the left post at 53:13 to knot the game at 1.
From that point, the two sides would battle with neither able to find the back of the net. UNH's best chance came with three minutes left in the second overtime, when freshman Matt DeCastro (E. Providence, R.I.) headed a ball towards the goal, but his shot was stopped by UA keeper Bouna Coundal (5 saves). Albany's best chance came two minutes earlier when a 15-yarder by Ryan Bombard glanced off the left post.
Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) made three saves in net for the Wildcats, who have not lost in their last 10 contests at home. The 'Cats did see their six-game home winning streak come to an end. UNH outshot its guests 15-12 on the afternoon.
New Hampshire returns to action Saturday, October 19, when the 'Cats hit the road to face Hartford in a 7 p.m. match. The next UNH home game is Saturday, October 26, when the Wildcats host Boston University in a 2 p.m. contest at Lewis Field.