The visitors struck the crossbar on 13 minutes through Brad Hilton, while the home team almost opened the scoring when a mis-controlled back pass saw a posse of players collide with the goal frame as the ball squeezed inches wide of a gaping net.
The introduction of Andrew Sousa at halftime galvanized the Victory, and the influential midfielder drew a stunning save from United goalkeeper Colin O'Donnell.
The action came thick and fast after that, with Seacoast missing two glorious chances via close-range headers.
Sousa took the game to the visitors while Steve Palumbo was the New Hampshire club's best player, his running from deep causing the Victory constant problems.
It made for good viewing for the decent sized crowd on hand, and the game's highlight moment came on 75 minutes when Victory goalie Jordan Bar made a world-class save to keep out a thunderbolt Palumbo volley.
Not to be outdone, Sousa fired a rocket from 30 yards in the dying seconds, which had O'Donnell flying across his goal – the ball fizzing inches wide of the top corner.
The 1-2-1 Victory travel to Connecticut next Saturday to take on CFC Azul.
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