UNH takes on BU in final home match of season
Published: Friday, October 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team will be hosting the Boston University Terriers on Saturday in what will be the team’s last home game for the season. The game will be held at the Wildcats home turf at Bremner Field and will start at 7 p.m.
UNH will look to bounce back after suffering three losses their past four games following Wednesday night’s game, where the ‘Cats lost at Stony Brook 2-0. After the loss, UNH moved to 5-7-4 overall and 1-3-1 in American East play.
Stony Brook out-shot the Wildcats 19-8, testing New Hampshire all night. The Wildcats could not muster up a shot in the first half, but goaltender Travis Worra managed to keep the team alive by shutting out a steady offensive Stony Brook team in the first half.
However, as the second half turned, Stony Brook opened up the game late with a pair of two goals.
Raphael Abreu of Stony Brook scored his first goal of the night when Will Casey chipped the ballinto the box, allowing Abreu to seal the ball past a diving Worra. Abreu then tallied his second goal of the night three minutes later at the one-minute mark when Alejandro Fitz took a shot at Worra who managed to save the shot, but Abreu knocked the rebound in to give Stony Brook a commanding victory 2-0.
The key players to watch out for versus the Terriers from the Wildcats are offensive weapons Robert Palumbo, Jordan Thomas and David Schlatter, who are tied for the team-high in goals with three each.
Also watch for goalkeeper Worra, who looks to bounce back from his last start where he let up three goals against Albany. Worra holds a strong record of 5-2-3 on the season with three shutouts.
Boston University played Binghamton in their last match Wednesday night, where they came out victorious 1-0. Following the win, the Terriers improve to 6-7-4 on the season and 3-1-2 in American East play. The Boston University men’s soccer team has been on winning ways recently posting a 5-3-2 record in their last 10 games.
The key players to watch for on the BU squad is offensive leader Mac McGuire who is the teams leader in points with 11 and is also tied for the team-lead in goals with five.
Also, watch for Parker Powell and Michael Bustamante who both have 10 points on the season. Ken Thomson, the starting goalie for the Terriers, is one other player to watch for as he looks to carry his shutout streak to 3 games.
UNH will conclude the regular season Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Dartmouth with action slated to begin at 6 p.m.