DURHAM, N.H. - The University of Hartford posted a 1-0 win over the University of New Hampshire in America East men's soccer action Sunday afternoon at Lewis Field. The Wildcats now stand at 6-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in America East play, while the Hawks improve to 8-5-1 and 3-1-0 in league action.
Hartford netted the game's only goal at the 13:52 mark on a penalty kick. After Eitan Arbel was hauled down in the box by a UNH defender, Alon Lubezky converted the penalty kick to give the Hawks the 1-0 advantage.
Shortly thereafter, the Wildcats were forced to play a man down for the rest of the match as Nicholas Mello (Rehoboth, Mass.) was assessed a red card at the 21:27 mark after being in an altercation with a Hartford player while jostling for position on a corner kick.
The Wildcats would have several prime opportunities to tie the match in the final 10 minutes, including a trio of corner kicks. With just under three minutes to play, Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.) fired a shot from five yards out that glanced off the underside of the crossbar and back into the box.
Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) turned away four Hartford shots, while Ryan Carr turned away all seven Wildcat shots he faced for the shutout.
New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday (October 15) when it hosts Vermont in an America East Conference match. Game time at Lewis Field is 3:00 pm.