STONY BROOK, N.Y.- Senior Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.) notched his fourth goal of the season and sophomore goalkeeper Colin O’Donnell (Springfield, Mass.) tallied a career-tying six saves as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team tied Stony Brook, 1-1, on Wednesday evening.
The Wildcats, who have battled the Seawolves in overtime each of the past three seasons, adjust to 6-4-4, including 1-4-1 in America East action. The tie puts the Seawolves at 2-11-3 and still with out a win in conference play, 0-5-2.
Urso, who was selected as the "Man of the Match" for New Hampshire, took advantage of a free kick from 20 yards out to get the Wildcats on the board at 34:34.
Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.), who tallied five shots in the game, had a chance to increase the lead early on in the second half, but his header was intercepted by Stony Brook goalkeeper Dawid Ditrich.
The Seawolves netted the score, 1-1, on a tally with just over 15 minutes left to play in regulation. Mihailo Pavlisin mirrored Urso’s goal, connecting on a free kick just from 25 yards out at 74:24.
Despite three shots on goal during the two overtime periods the tie remained even through the 20 minutes of action. Senior midfielder A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) had the Wildcats best chance of ending the game with a shot in the 99th minute. Ditrich, however, was able to make the diving save.
With less than ten seconds to play in the second overtime, O’Donnell made a save on the only shot he faced during overtime. Though the Seawolves outshot the Wildcats 19-10, each team tallied seven shots on goal.
The Wildcats will travel to Binghamton on Saturday, Oct. 25 before returning home to host UMBC on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The final home game of the regular season is set to kick off at 7 p.m. on Bremner Field.