BURLINGTON, Vt. - The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team played to a 2-2 tie against No. 24 Central Connecticut State University in first round action at the Smith Barney Classic hosted by the University of Vermont at Centennial Field Friday afternoon. The Wildcats move to 0-1-2 on the year, while the Blue Devils are now to 1-1-1.
CCSU got on the board just 2:10 in when Peter Howe scored an unassisted goal off a free kick. UNH's Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wisc.) scored off a short cross by Pedro Braz (East Providence, R.I) tying the score at 1-1 in the 52nd minute. CCSU's Caleb Neves gave the Blue Devils a 2-1 lead in the 81st scoring a breakaway goal. UNH senior captain Tyler Jackson (Amherst, N.H.) tied the game at 86:34 scoring an unassisted goal from 20 yards out. Neither team could break the scoring deadlock during the remainer of regulation and through two overtimes.
UNH goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) turned away four shots in 110 minutes of play. Andrew Sierman made seven saves for the Blue Devils. UNH outshot CCSU 18-8 for the contest.
UNH concludes play in the Smith Barney Classic Sunday, Sept. 12 when it faces St. Francis (N.Y.) in a 12:00 pm game. The next Wildcat home game is Sept. 18, when UNH plays host to Colgate in a 7:00 game. That game is scheduled to be played at Bremner Field, UNH's AstroPlay field.