September 26, 2012

Men's Soccer Set to Host Adelphi Wednesday Afternoon (4 p.m.)

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team will host Adelphi University Wednesday afternoon at Cowell Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. and links to live stats and video will be available at www.UNHWildcats.com.

LAST TIME OUT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Wildcats are coming off a heartbreaking 4-3 loss in overtime at the University of Rhode Island. The Rams tallied a 2-0 lead at halftime, however UNH remained resilient and battled back to take a 3-2 lead. Charlie Roche (Haverhill, Mass.) got the scoring started, followed by Angel Maldonado (Lennox, Calif.) and David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.). Rhode Island leveled the score at 3-3 with six seconds remaining in regulations, ultimately sending the match into overtime. In the 99th minute of play URI notched the game-winning goal, giving the Wildcats a 4-3 loss on the day. The Wildcats outshot the Rams by a 22-13 total, including a 15-shot second half for New Hampshire. Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) made three saves on the seven shots he faced on net while Rhode Island's keepers made 10 saves on 13 shots.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE: Maldonado and Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) lead the 'Cats in points (5), each with two goals and an assist. Schlatter is behind them with a pair of goals for four points while Paul Bianchi (Essex, Vt.) has two points on two assists. Alex Hussein (Haverhill, Mass.), Robert Palumbo (Kingston, N.H.) and Roche each have a goal for two points. Worra has seen all but two games in net for New Hampshire, garnering a record of 3-1-2 with three shutouts. The sophomore has made 32 saves on 38 shots faced, earning a 0.87 goals against average and a .842 save percentage.

LAST TIME FOR ADELPHI: The Panthers suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Binghamton in their last match. The Bearcats took an early 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of play and built on the lead in the 25th minute, each goal coming from the top of the box. Binghamton expanded its lead in the 69th minute of play on a header goal off a corner kick. Adelphi outshot Binghamton 12-11 in the match while the Bearcats led 6-3 in shots on goal. Panther keeper Ahmad Salamah made 3 saves on the three shots he faced while Brandon Stoneham led the charge with 3 shots.

SCOUTING ADELPHI: Omar Edwards and James Diana lead the team in points (4), each tallying a pair of goals on the season. Steve Rivera has two points on two assists while Stoneham leads the Panthers in shots (10). Salamah has played all eight matches in net for Adelphi, tallying a record of 1-7-0 with a shutout. He has stopped 41 shots on the 63 he has faced for a 2.69 goals against average and a .651 save percentage.

UP NEXT FOR THE 'CATS: New Hampshire will enter conference play Saturday, Sept. 29 as the team travels to Binghamton for a 7 p.m. tilt.

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