MEN'S SOCCER JUMPS UP TWO SPOTS IN NEW ENGLAND REGION RANKING

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team moved up two spots and is ranked fourth in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Region poll released Monday afternoon. The Wildcats (6-3-0) were ranked sixth in last week's poll.

New Hampshire won its only match last week, defeating then-No. 25 Dartmouth College 2-1 in the first ever home night game for the Wildcat program Wednesday at Bremner Field. Chris Bennice (Scotia, N.Y.) had a pair of assists in the win over the Big Green, while Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.) and Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) tallied the Wildcat goals. Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) turned away six Dartmouth shots to pick up his fourth win of the season.

This Wednesday UNH will face its third straight regionally-ranked opponent as the 'Cats travel to Boston to take on Boston University in a 7:00 contest. The Terriers are ranked ninth in this week's poll. On Sunday (October 12) New Hampshire hosts America East Conference foe Hartford in a 2:00 game at Lewis Field.

NSCAA New England Region Ranking - October 6
1. Massachusetts (7-2-1)
2. Brown (5-3-0)
3. Boston College (5-4-1)
4. New Hampshire (6-3-0)
5. Connecticut (4-4-2)
6. Yale (4-3-0)
7. Central Connecticut (5-1-2)
8. Providence (5-4-1)
9. Boston University (5-5-1)
10. Dartmouth (4-2-2)

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