The undefeated season continues for the #15 UNH men’s soccer team (6-0-2) after a thrilling week of soccer.
Last Saturday, the Wildcats took on the Marist College Red Foxes (2-4) at Wildcat Stadium. Marist was 8-5-5 last year and has not gotten off to a great start in 2019. However, the Red Foxes were able to take the #15 Wildcats into a second overtime.
At the start of the game, the story was that UNH simply could not find the net. The Wildcats were able to get 19 shots off in this game for their second-most on the season. They had eight shots in each of the two halves, then one in the first overtime period and two in the second.
UNH got off to a good start in this game as senior midfielder Antonio Colacci scored on a penalty kick in the sixth minute of the game. The ‘Cats controlled the rest of the first half, holding Marist to only one shot on goal. However, in the 47th minute, Marist opened the second half with a goal of their own, tying the game at one.
Another eight shots weren’t enough for UNH as they failed to take the lead before time ran out.
After overtime began, three Wildcat shots went on net before junior forward/midfielder Jacob Gould put in the game-winner for UNH. This was the Wildcats’ third overtime game of the year, and the first two ended in ties, but UNH finally came out on the winning side in this game.
UNH didn’t stop there though, as they traveled down to Hamden, CT to take on Quinnipiac University on Tuesday. This was a dominant game for UNH. The Wildcats came away with a 3-1 win on a season-high 29 shots (10 on goal), while only allowing the Bobcats to get two shots off, one of them being on goal.
The scoring effort was led by Gould, junior defender Josh Bauer, and senior midfielder Antonio Colacci. Bauer’s goal was his first goal of 2019, giving him five points on the season. The goals scored by Gould and Colacci were both their second goals of the year; this goal for Colacci raised his point total to six, giving him the second most on the team behind graduate student Fabian Lutz’s eight.
UNH begins a two-game home stretch this Friday against Binghamton University at 7:00 p.m. in Wildcat Stadium. After that, the Wildcats will have a little bit of time off before their October 4th match against Stony Brook University.