DURHAM, N.H. - Freshman forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) notched three goals in his first collegiate game to propel the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past the Cal Poly Mustangs, 3-2,  in the second game of the 17th annual Nike Fall Soccer Classic Friday afternoon at Lewis Fields.
    Cal Poly scored the game’s first goal 58 seconds into the match when Barrett Park headed the ball in from the left side after teammate Julian Alvarez crossed the ball from the right.
    Banks, who substituted into the game at 22:46, notched the first goal when he redirected the ball from the right side at 28:06. Banks scored his second goal nearly five minutes later when he scored on a header from the right post with Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) credited with the assist at 33:30.
Eleven minutes into the second half, Banks added another score for the Wildcats when he rebounded the ball after a blocked shot from midfielder Derek Bragg (Downington, Pa.) and kicked the ball into the right corner of the net.
    Cal Poly’s Jeff Meyer Jr. charged New Hampshire’s goal and scored the Mustangs’ second goal of the game unassisted with 1:37 remaining. 
New Hampshire totaled eight shots on goal while Cal Poly took nine shots.  New Hampshire’s Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made three saves in net for the Wildcats.  Cal Poly’s Jeremy Coupe made two saves for the Mustangs.
    New Hampshire (1-0-0) returns Sunday to play Saint Peter’s College at 3:00 p.m. at Lewis Field in the final match of the tournament.  New Hampshire’s game will be preceded by a match between Cal Poly and the University of Vermont at 12:30 p.m.
In game one of the tournament, the University of Vermont bested Saint Peter’s College, 3-1.
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