STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team fell to Stony Brook by a score of 2-0 Wednesday evening. The loss puts the Wildcats at 5-7-4 overall and 1-3-2 in conference play while Stony Brook improves to 10-4-1 and 4-2-0 in America East action.
The Seawolves tested New Hampshire keeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) in the first half when Kyle Schlesinger fired a shot at the Wildcat netminder. Worra made a big save on the play to keep the score level at 0-0.
In the second half, UNH kicked up the offense in the second half, barraging the Stony Brook defense with eight shots, including a pair of shots-on-goal by Ugo Uche (Ann Arbor, Mich.). It was not until the 85th minute of play when the 0-0 stalemate was broken by the Seawolves. Raphael Abreu scored his first goal of the night when Will Casey chipped the ball into the box for Abreu who then found the back of the net, bringing the score to 1-0. Abreu tallied his second goal of the night in the 88th minute when Schlesinger received a pass from Alejandro Fritz and shot it at Worra. The New Hampshire keeper saved the shot, but Abreu was there to knock the rebound in and give Stony Brook a 2-0 lead. At the end of the second stanza, the score was finalized at 2-0.
Worra made four saves on the six shots he faced in the match while Stefan Manz was three-for-three in saves on shots faced. Stony Brook outshot New Hampshire by a total of 19-8 in the match while corner kicks were even at 4-4.
New Hampshire returns to the pitch Saturday, Oct. 27 when it hosts Boston University for Senior Night at Bremner Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.