August 30, 2012

Men's Soccer Plays Host to Marist Friday (7 p.m.)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team will host Marist College at Bremner Field on Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. for the squad's home opener. Links to live video and stats will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team opened up 2012 splitting their first two games of the season at the Grizzlies/Wolverines Cross over in Michigan. In game one, New Hampshire fell to Oakland, 3-0. The Wildcats and Grizzlies were equally productive in the shot column, registering 16 apiece while New Hampshire had the advantage in corner kicks (10-5). In game two, Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) was the hero of the match as he notched the lone goal in the second period of sudden-death-overtime, giving the 'Cats a 1-0 victory. The play resulted when Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.) placed a free kick into the box with expert precision, finding Thomas who put it away. Netminder Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) held his ground the entire 102:26 of play, stopping all seven shots he faced.

SCOUTING MARIST: The Red Foxes (0-2-0) are coming off a tough 1-0 loss against Northeastern, a match that was decided in double-overtime. The Huskies held the advantage in shots, 13-7, while each keeper made three saves. Junior forward Greg Davis tallied a pair of shots in the game and leads the team overall with four. Josh Faga, a redshirt senior also notched two shots, his first two of the season. Goalkeeper Anthony Sokalski has gotten the nod in both games, playing each in its entirety. His record stands at 0-2-0 with a GAA of 1.84 and a .692 save percentage.

UP NEXT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats will head to the University of Pennsylvania Sunday, Sept. 2 (6 p.m.) for an evening tilt.

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