HANOVER, N.H.- Senior A.J. DuBois (Acworth, N.H.) tallied his first goal of the 2008 season and sophomore goalkeeper Chris Devine (Hampton, N.H.) tallied a career-high eleven saves, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team fell to Dartmouth, 2-1, on Tuesday evening.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular-season with a record of 7-6-4, while the Big Green improve to 9-5-1.
Three-and-a-half minutes into the game the Wildcats set up for a penalty kick which was the result of a Big Green foul inside the box. Senior Kyle Urso (Lomabrd, Ill.) took the initial shot, which was stopped by goalkeeper Sean Milligan, who made five saves in the game. DuBois charged on net to retrieve the rebound, which he was able to play off his chest past Milligan at 3:38 to take the 1-0 lead.
The Wildcats nearly had another goal just minutes later. Freshman Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) danced through the back line after a Dartmouth back tripped on the slippery field. The forward, who had a team-high three shots, fired on net, however, Milligan made the save. Once again the Wildcats retrieved its rebound, however, Dylan George's (Bangor, Maine) rebound shot went wide.
The Big Green evened the score, 1-1, early on in the second period. Two minutes in, there was a scramble inside the box and Dartmouth’s Donnie Surdoval was able to head the ball into the net at 47:39. Brendan Lane and Aaron Gaide earned assists on the goal.
The score remained even through the remainder of regulation and headed into overtime. Lucky Mkosana, who had seven shots in the game for the Big Green, took a shot on goal, which was interrupted by Devine. Andrew Olsen retrieved the rebound and fired off a high shot from the top of the box that found the back of the net at 97:18.
New Hampshire recorded eight of its ten shots in the game, during the first period, which was filled with action on both ends, as Devine made six saves during that opening stanza.
The Wildcats, who are seeded sixth in the America East tournament, will travel to third-seeded Binghamton on Saturday, Nov. 8. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.