DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire field hockey team improved to 4-0-0 with a 4-2 win over Yale University on Friday.
The Wildcats struck first when junior Kelly Stowe (Topsfield, Mass.) scored on a penalty corner off an assist from junior Allie Lehmann (Granby, Conn.) and junior Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) to go up 1-0. Four minutes later Lehmann scored her first career goal as UNH grabbed a 2-0 advantage.
Amanda Walton put Yale on the board 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining, but the Wildcats found the back of the net again as Stowe scored her second goal of the game on a penalty shot to lead 3-1.
UNH frshman Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) scored her first collegiate goal with under four minutes to play in the first half as the Wildcats held a 4-1 lead.
Yale's Sue Barnes scored with over one minute left in the half to cut the lead to 4-2.
Both teams battled back and forth through a scoreless second half. UNH junior goaltender Amy Agulay (London, Ont.) made some impressive saves to maintain the Wildcats lead.
Agulay stopped 16 shots, 13 of which came in the second half. Bulldog keeper Courtney Lane made six saves in the loss.
The Wildcats take on the University of Connecticut on Tuesday Sept. 14 at Northeastern University. The game starts at 5 p.m.