BALTIMORE, Md. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to America East Conference leader Maryland, Baltimore County Saturday afternoon at UMBC Soccer Stadium. The Wildcats drop to 6-7-0 overall and 1-4-0 in league play, while the Retrievers improved to 8-1-5 and 4-0-3 in America East action.
New Hampshire netted its only goal of the match at the 69 minute mark when Nicholas Mello (Rehoboth, Mass.) pounced on a loose ball and scored from eight yards out to make it 3-1. UMBC got on the board when Marcus Gross scored midway through the first half. The Retrievers then added goals by Marco Angelini and George Bakoulas in the first 8:26 of the second half.
Mike Vignola (Hudson, N.H.) played the first 26 minutes in net for UNH and made three stops before giving way to Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) who made five saves over the final 64 minutes. Andy Marchica turned away two shots for the hosts.
UNH returns to action Wednesday (October 22) when it travels to Northeastern for a 3:00 match. The next Wildcat home game is October 25, when New Hampshire entertains Stony Brook in a 1:00 match at Lewis Field.