WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Freshman Bryan Stewart (Swanzey, N.H.) scored two second-half goals to give the UNH men's soccer team a 4-2 victory over the University of Hartford Saturday evening .
In the 53rd minute, Stewart grabbed a loose ball and shot it towards the net, where it deflected off a Hartford defender and into the goal. He gave the Wildcats an insurance goal in the 84th minute, as fellow freshman Derek Bragg (Downington, Pa.) played the ball forward to Stewart, who slid it past goalkeeper Morgan Faust.
After Hartford jumped on the board in the ninth minute of the game, Matt DeCastro (East Providence, R.I.) took a crossing pass set up by Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wis.) and Kyle Genereux (Harrisville, R.I.) and shot it into the corner of the net to tie the game.
The two teams exchanged goals in a two-minute span late in the first half. Eric Masi (York, Maine) took a pass from Matt Low (Salem, N.H.) on a set play and scored his second goal of the week. Hartford followed with a goal off a header to tie the game at two heading into halftime.
The game was close throughout, as each team got off 12 shots and committed almost the same amount of fouls. Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was credited with four saves for the Wildcats in picking up his third victory of the season.
UNH (3-2-5, 2-0-2 America East) looks to continue its four-match unbeaten streak when it hosts Northeastern Wednesday afternoon at Lewis Field beginning at 3 p.m.