PHILADELPHIA-Junior back Kelly Stowe (Topsfield, Mass.) and sophomore forward Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) scored goals less than two minutes apart to break a 1-1 tie in the second half as the University of New Hampshire field hockey team defeated Drexel 4-1 Friday in both teams' AMERICA EAST opener.
In the first half, senior midfielder Kristin Iarrusso (Southwick, Mass.) put the Wildcats on the board 1-0 off an assist from senior midfielder Tara Zailo (Fairfield, N.J.). Drexel sophomore forward Pamie Zukowski evened the score 1-1 over a minute later.
Stowe scored what proved to be the game winning goal off a penalty corner in the second half to give the UNH a 2-1 lead. Street and Iarrusso assisted on the goal. Street extended the lead 3-1 less than two minutes later. Freshman midfielder Nicole Bartko (Greenwich, Conn.) scored her first collegiate goal on a rebound off a corner with 10 seconds remaining in the game to give UNH the 4-1 win.
Wildcat junior goaltender Amy Agulay (London, Ont.) made four saves in net. Dragon netminder Heather Haigh stopped five shots in the loss.
The Wildcats improve to 6-2 and 1-0 in the AMERICA EAST Conference. Drexel falls to 3-4 and 0-1 in AMERICA EAST play.
UNH travels to Hofstra for a 1 p.m. game Sunday.