BURLINGTON, Vt.- A late goal by freshman Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) preserved the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team's undefeated record, as the Wildcats settle for a 1-1 draw with LaSalle and a share of the 2008 Smith Barney Classic title. The Wildcats at 3-0-1 have been a part of back-to-back tournament titles as the host team won the 19th Annual Nike Fall Classic last weekend.
Wildcat seniors Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill.), Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa.) and Richie Weinrebe (East Providence, R.I.) were all selected to the All-Tournament team. New Hampshire (3-0-1) and Vermont tied for the Smith Barney Soccer Classic title each with 1-0-1 records and two goals scored and one goal allowed.
Coleman earned his first collegiate goal with two minutes remaining in regulation to even the game, 1-1, and bring it into extra minutes. Fellow classmate, Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) earned the assist on the play with a centering pass to Coleman. The forward received the pass and shot a low drive from 15 yards out that hit the back of the net.
The Wildcats outshot its opponent 15-6, including seven in the second period. In overtime New Hampshire had three shots, while LaSalle fired off two. Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass.) and Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) combined for eight of the Wildcats 15 shots.
The Explorers drew first blood with one minute remaining in the first period. Ryan Doherty fired it into the net on a rebound that blasted off the crossbar. Ryan Ritcher earned the assist on the play.