DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team is ranked eighth in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Region ranking released Monday (10/14). The Wildcats have been ranked regionally for seven consecutive weeks since the start of the season.

The Wildcats registered a pair of ties this week, playing to a 1-1 draw with America East leader Vermont last Wednesday (10/9) on the road, then forging a 1-1 tie with Albany at home on Sunday (10/13). Brendan Hankard (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored in the UVM game, while Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) had the UNH goal against the Great Danes. Goalie Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) stopped 12 of the 14 shots he faced last week, including a career-high 9 saves against the Catamounts.

UNH hits the road this week, travelling to Hartford Saturday for a 7 p.m. America East match. New Hampshire's next home game is Saturday, October 26 when the 'Cats entertain Boston University in a 2 p.m. match at Lewis Field. The Terriers have been ranked as high as ninth nationally this season.

NSCAA New England Region Ranking - October 14
1. Connecticut (10-2-0)
2. Boston College (7-3-0)
3. Holy Cross (8-1-1)
4. Yale (7-1-1)
5. Boston University (7-3-2)
6. Rhode Island (9-4-0)
7. Massachusetts (8-4-0)
8. New Hampshire (7-3-2)
8. Harvard (6-3-1)
10. Central Connecticut (7-4-1)

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