UNH looking to stay unbeaten

Bret Belden

The men’s soccer team has raced out to its best start since the 2008 season, with six wins and two ties through eight games.
On Saturday, the ‘Cats look to keep rolling, with their first conference game at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
The Riverhawks are 5-4 this season, with a 4-2 home record. Neither team has played an America East opponent in 2015.
UNH is coming off of a 1-1 tie at the No. 21-ranked Columbia University Lions. UMass-Lowell lost its last game against the Boston University Terriers.
Through its first eight games, UNH is averaging 1.88 goals per game, with 15 goals as a result of 115 shots. By comparison, teams have only scored six goals on 63 shots, for a .75 goals per game average. UNH has fired more than half its shots on goal.
Chris Wingate and Ben Ramin are the leading scorer for the Wildcats, with three goals and an assist each. Nine different players have scored goals this season, spreading the ball around in new head coach Marc Hubbard’s system.
The Riverhawks have scored nine goals this season, while allowing opponents to score 10 goals.
Wuilito Fernandes leads the team with two goals and three assists for seven points, the product of his team-leading 23 shots. Guilherme Rodrigues is second in goals and points, with one goal and three total points.
The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Lowell’s Cushing Field.