DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team broke a five game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Stony Brook Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field. The Wildcats improve to 7-8-0 overall and 2-5-0 in America East, while the Seawolves drop to 3-12-1 and 1-6-0 in the league.
After leading 2-0 at halftime, Logan Lee (Racine, Wis.) netted what turned out to be the gamewinner at the 66:37 mark. He took a long pass from Chris Bennice (Scotia, N.Y.) and beat the Stony Brook defense. Lee fired a low shot from 10 yards that found the back left corner of the goal for a 3-0 advantage.
Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) got UNH on the board just 3:28 into the match when his direct kick from 25 yards found the upper right corner of the goal. The 'Cats were awarded the kick after a Seawolf defender was whistled for a handball. Josh Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.) made it 2-0 with 5:39 to go in the opening stanza when he fired a left-footed shot from the middle of the box after a Bennice throw-in from the right side.
Stony Brook tried to climb back into the match in the final 15 minutes, with Anthony Barberio recording a pair of goals at 75:59 and 82:39, but the Seawolves couldn't come up with the equalizer in the waning moments of the contest.
Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made one save in net to pick up the win for UNH, while SBU keeper Matt Thibdeau stopped five Wildcat attempts. The Wildcats outshot Stony Brook 13-10 on the afternoon.
UNH returns to action Wednesday (October 29) when it travels to Albany for a 2:00 contest. The 'Cats then wrap up the regular season when they host Binghamton November 1. Game time at Lewis Field is 1:00.