Sophomore forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) scored with just under 38 minutes remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team past Dartmouth on Wednesday evening on Bremner Field. With the 1-0 win the Wildcats even their record at 3-3-3, while the Big Green, who are ranked 8th in the northeast (NSCAA/Adidas), fall to 6-2-1.

Banks’ goal, his first of the season, ended 52 minutes of scoreless action, as the Wildcats halted a five-game Dartmouth winning streak. The Big Green turned the ball over at midfield to junior midfielder A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.). He passed to Banks on the left side of the box, who went one-on-one with a Big Green defender before firing the ball into the right side of the net.

The Wildcats dominated offensively, as they outshot Dartmouth 15-6. Senior goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) made one save, a hard volley from midfield, earning his third shutout of the season. The Wildcats extend their shutout streak to four games, not allowing a goal in 417 minutes, 21 seconds. New Hampshire has not allowed a goal in six of eight games played this season. Sean Milligan made 10 saves in the loss for the Big Green.

The Wildcats open-up America East action Saturday, Oct. 6 when they travel to Maine to face the Black Bears. The next home game for New Hampshire is Wednesday, Oct. 10 when the Wildcats’ host Vermont. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

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