– The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team battled for a scoreless 110 minutes with Sacred Heart University on Sunday afternoon at Lewis Fields. The 0-0 draw concluded the UNH Nike Fall Classic. Vermont finished as the tournament champion. Wildcats Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) and Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) were selected to the All-Tournament Team.

New Hampshire (1-3-2) out shot the Pioneers (3-3-1) 21-12, with 10 chances coming in the second period of play. With just over 38 minutes remaining in regulation A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) stole the ball at midfield and fed the ball to Adam Marcellus (Malvern, Pa.) inside the Sacred Heart zone. Marcellus showed great footwork, but was tripped up by Pioneer goalkeeper Matt Jones inside the box.

In overtime, Marcellus received the ball off a corner kick and delivered to the foot of Rowling, who took a shot that soared high from the middle of the box. Urso had an opportunity to end the scoring drought with a point blank shot that curved wide-right with 1:43 remaining in the second overtime period.

Sacred Heart had a chance to score and end the game with just 38 seconds remaining in the final overtime. David Backman headed the ball on net off a corner kick, but New Hampshire goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) made the save to keep the game scoreless. Jenne finished the game with six saves in his second shutout of the season, while Pioneers Jones tallied eight in the draw.

The Wildcats return to action next Saturday, Sept 22, when they travel to face Colgate. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. New Hampshire returns home Tuesday, Sept. 25 when it hosts Holy Cross. Game-time on Lewis Field is 3 p.m.
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