‘Cats to face Danes, Seawolves this weekend
Published: Friday, November 2, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team will be travelling to Albany this Saturday to take on The University of Albany in an American East Quarterfinal match. Albany looks to prevail at home, as they took care of the ‘Cats during their last match up at Cowell Stadium 3-1. The game will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex. Match time is set for 6 p.m.
The match will be one of the two weekend quarterfinal games. No. 3 Stony Brook University will be hosting No. 6 Binghamton on Saturday at noon.
UNH will look to keep their season alive, as they are coming off a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory last Saturday over Boston University. After the win, UNH moves to 6-7-4 and to 2-3-1 in American East play.
New Hampshire tested Boston University all night as they outshot the Terriers 19-8. New Hampshire created many opportunities during regulation, but goaltender Nick Thomson managed to keep the team alive by shutting out a steady offensive New Hampshire team in the 90 minutes of play.
However, as overtime turned New Hampshire found the back of the net in the 96th minute off the foot of Alex Hussein.
The key players to watch for on the UNH squad are offensive weapons Robert
Palumbo, Jordan Thomas and David Schlatter who are tied for the lead in goals with three each.
Also, watch out for goalkeeper Travis Worra who looks to continue his strong play from his last start where he recorded his fifth shutout of the season. Worra holds a strong record of 5-3-4 on the season with five shutouts.
With an America East Conference postseason bid on the line, the University of Albany men’s soccer team defeated the University of Hartford, 1-0 in overtime last Saturday. Albany clinched a first round home match in the conference tournament off senior Quintel Gates’ overtime goal in the 117th minute. With the win Albany closes out the season with an overall record of 6-11 and a conference record of 3-4.
The key players to watch out for on the University of Albany squad are offensive player Anthony Rozzano who leads the team in assists (4) and points (8). Also, watch out for Brandon Wilson who leads the team in goals (3) and is second in points (7).