MEN'S SOCCER TIES CONFERENCE RIVAL HARTFORD, 1-1
Box Score
DURHAM, N.H.
- The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team continued to battle for a playoff spot, tying America East conference-rival University of Hartford, 1-1, after two overtimes. UNH is now 5-4-6, 2-1-3 in the conference, while Hartford stands at 6-4-5, 1-1-4 in conference play.
    Hartford got on the board first at 23:43 with a goal by Daniel Antunez. From the left side of the box, Gary Muir passed to Antunez who was situated in the middle of the box. Antunez kicked the ball into the lower left of the goal, as UNH goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, NY) dove to his right. It was the first goal Jenne had given up since Oct. 10 against the University of Vermont.
    UNH evened the score midway through the second half just before the 62nd minute of play. An indirect free kick, set up at the top of the box, saw Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) tap the ball to Mike McKee (Newton, Pa.), whose hard shot was blocked to the left of the box. John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweeden) got the rebound in the air and headed the ball past Hartford goalie Matt Glaeser, for his first goal of the season.
    With three minutes left to play in the game the Wildcats defense stepped up as Richard Weinrebe (East Providence, R.I.) blocked Hartford forward Andreas Blamo’s shot. Jenne came out of goal and dove on the ball, keeping the score tied.
    In the first overtime with 1:30 remaining, Hartford had a chance to end the game with a direct free kick. Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) who was part of the wall of defenders, blocked Oswald Adu’s shot.
    After another hard fought overtime, the conference rivals finished with a tie. UNH now has the fifth spot in America East’s standings, while Hartford drops to seventh place.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular season with games at Boston University on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and at UMBC on Saturday, Nov. 3.  
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