BOSTON- In cold, rainy conditions, the New Hampshire Wildcats and Boston University Terriers played to a scoreless tie Saturday night in America East men's soccer action at Nickerson Field.
Each team was able to direct only two shots on goal during the night, and both goalies were able to keep those shots out of the net. Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned his ninth shutout of the season for the Wildcats, while Zach Riffett picked up the shutout for the Terriers.
Eight different Wildcats earned at least one shot in the match, with John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden), Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore.), and Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) each credited with two shots. Boston University (6-6-3, 2-1-3 America East) was led by Neil Hlavaty and Jarryd Goldberg with three shots each.
"We played to win this game, and I believe we were the better team tonight," UNH head coach Rob Thompson said. "We had the ball in our offensive end for the vast majority of the second half, but we just could not get the goal to earn the victory."
The Wildcats are still alive for a spot in the America East postseason tournament, but UNH needs Albany to lose its remaining conference matches and Hartford to tie or lose against Binghamton next Saturday. The Wildcats then need to defeat Hartford in the season finale on Nov. 2 for the final playoff spot.
New Hampshire (8-4-3, 1-4-2 America East) returns home for the renewal of the in-state rivalry with Dartmouth College on Wednesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at Bremner Field.