EVANSTON, Ill.- The University of New Hampshire field hockey team improved to 3-0-0 on the year with a 3-2 win over Northwestern University Monday.
The Wildcats got on the board in the first half when sophomore Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) scored to put UNH ahead 1-0. Senior Kristin Iarusso (Southwick, Mass.) assisted on the goal.
Northwestern junior Lindsay Wright evened the score 1-1 on an unassisted goal. Iarrusso scored with 0:30 left in the first half off an assist by Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.) and junior Kelly Stowe (Topsfield, Mass.) to grab a 2-1 advantage.
In the second half, Wright scored her second goal of the game to knot the game at 2-2, but the Wildcats did not give up. Stowe scored the game winning goal on a penalty corner off an assist from Street and Iarusso to put UNH on top 3-2.
Iarusso finished the game with one goal and two assists. Stowe and Street recorded one goal and one assist respectively.
Junior goaltender Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) recorded five saves in net. Northwestern keeper Jessica Yates stopped seven shots.
The Wildcats play their home opener Friday Sept. 7 against Yale. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.