Kyle Urso scored on a direct kick as New Hampshire defeated Holy Cross, 5-1.

WORCESTER, Mass.  The University of New Hampshire defeated the College of the Holy Cross, 5-1, in men’s soccer action at Smith Soccer Stadium Tuesday night.

     New Hampshire wins its fourth straight match and improves to 9-4-2 overall while Holy Cross falls to 5-6-0 overall.

Holy Cross outshot New Hampshire 14-13 and held a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. 

    New Hampshire’s first three goals were scored in the first 12 minutes of the contest.  The first goal was scored at the 7:07 mark when John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden) directed the ball into the goal off a corner kick taken by Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa.).  

    The Wildcats immediately added  a second goal at 8:49 when Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) shot the ball from the top of the box with Derek Bragg (Downington, Pa.) picking up the assist.

    At 11:48, Chris Banks (Westborough, Pa.) scored the game’s third goal with Geoff Sanford (Johnson City, N.Y.) assisting on the play.
    Holy Cross’ Marsalis Beckford scored the Crusaders’ lone goal at the 21:26 mark on a pass from Chidie Okpoebo in the box.
    New Hampshire
returned in the second half with two more goals from Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wis.) and Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.).  Fishbain’s goal came at 42:48 with an assist from Bryan Stewart (Swanzey, N.H.).  Urso’s goal was a direct kick from the top of the box at 70:54.
    New Hampshire
’s Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made four saves in net while Holy Cross’ Keith Bauer made three saves for the Crusaders.

    New Hampshire will play the University of Hartford on Saturday October 14 at 6 p.m.


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