DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team beat conference rival Vermont 2-1 on March 31 in a game that featured three 30 minute periods. The Wildcats scored two unanswered goals to take the lead and the win versus a team that knocked them out in the America East semifinals in Burlington, Vt. this past November. 
    Vermont led after the first period on a New Hampshire own goal. Halfway through the second stanza, reigning conference Striker and Rookie of the Year Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) scored the Wildcats’ first goal of the game. Banks stripped the ball away from a Vermont defender in the box and calmly placed it into the net. With 10 minutes left in the game junior midfielder Adam Marcellus (Thorndale, Pa.) dribbled from 35 yards out untouched before beating a defender at the top of the box and sliding a left-footed winner into the far post.  
The Wildcats were led in net by senior goaltender Michael Jenne (Vernon, NY), who was relieved by freshman Tunde Ogunbiyi (Gwynedd, Pa.) in the third stanza.  New Hampshire is now 1-0-1 in the 2007 spring season. 
New Hampshire continues the spring schedule on Sat., April 14 as they host UMass-Lowell and the NH Phantoms of the USL-2 professional league. The games, played on Bremner Field, will have three 60-minute matches. The Wildcats will open by facing UMass-Lowell at 3 p.m. and close the day in the third match against the Phantoms at 5:30 p.m.  The middle match will feature UMass-Lowell and the Phantoms at 4 p.m.
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