The #15 UNH Wildcats men’s soccer team continues to win as they keep their undefeated season alive with a 2-0 win over the Binghamton Bearcats last Friday. This was the Wildcats’ first game of America East Conference play. The scoring effort was led by senior midfielder Antonio Colacci and redshirt freshman midfielder Rory O’Driscoll.
Colacci scored in the 13th minute of the game to put the ‘Cats up 1-0, as he fired a rebound into the top right corner of the net. This was Colacci’s third goal of the season. He is now tied for most goals on the team with graduate midfielder/back Fabian Lutz and now has the team-lead in points with nine on the season.
Before O’Driscoll scored the second goal of the game, the Wildcats came close multiple times before that. Less than two minutes later, junior midfielder Linus Fallberg put the ball in the net, but it was called back as he was offsides on the play. After that, freshman Bilal Kimal sent a ball to the left side of the net, but just narrowly missed.
It wasn’t until the 38th minute that Rory O’Driscoll padded the Wildcats lead, scoring the second goal of the game. This was O’Driscoll’s second goal of the year.
UNH would fire off eight more shots in the second half, increasing their total to 18 in the game. Lutz, junior midfielder/forward Jacob Gould, and senior forward Donnet Sackie almost increased the lead multiple times but just missed the net on their shot attempts.
For the Wildcats’ next game, they’ll be hosting Stony Brook this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. The 2-6-1 Seawolves are not having a great season this year as they just recently opened conference play with a loss to Vermont. UNH will look to win their sixth straight game keeping their undefeated season afloat.
After playing Stony Brook on Friday, the Wildcats will embark on a three-game road trip that will start with UMBC on October 12, and will end with Harvard on October 22 for their final non-conference game of the year.