HANOVER, N.H. – UNH's A.J. Albers scored with 4:17 remaining in double-overtime as the Wildcats defeated the Dartmouth men’s soccer team, 2-1, on Tuesday evening at Burnham Field.
New Hampshire (10-5, 3-2 AE) scored the opening goal with 32:40 remaining in the first half. Wildcat’s Cameron Bielski sent a through ball to forward David Schlatter who beat freshman James Hickok with a low shot after the keeper attempted to contest the shot.
With less than two minutes remaining in the half, the Big Green (5-5-4, 0-4 Ivy) found the back of the net to tie the contest at one. Senior Colin Heffron dribbled the ball into the UNH zone and chipped a cross to the head of senior Patrick Murray with 1:20 left. Murray was hanging around the New Hampshire net prior to the goal, pressuring the UNH defense, which allowed him to get open for the shot.
At the half, Dartmouth outshot the Wildcats, 6-2, but UNH held a 4-1 lead on corner kicks.
The game remained tied throughout the second half and first overtime period with not many opportunities until Albers scored the game-winner in the 106th minute.
In the first overtime period, sophomore Emory Orr had the best chance for the Big Green, but his blast missed the cage by mere inches. Defregger also put an attempt at goal, but Riello made another stop, sending the contest into the final extra frame.
The Big Green finished with an 11-6 edge in shots. Hickok made three saves, while Riello made four stops.
Dartmouth will travel to Harvard for its final road contest of the season on Saturday at 7 p.m.