NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) redirected a crossing pass from Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) into the cage to lift the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 2-1 double overtime victory against Yale University at New Canaan High School on Friday afternoon.
New Hampshire improved to 2-2 while Yale fell to 0-1.
Street tallied the game-winner 36 seconds into the second extra session following a scoreless 10-minute first overtime frame.
UNH took a 1-0 lead 34 seconds into the game on a goal by Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.), who currently leads the team in goals (three) and points (seven). Yale's Christine Anthony tied the score with 17:54 remaining in regulation.
The Wildcats controlled the game at both ends of the field due to a strong effort by the defensive unit, led by Cameron Schmitz (Cos Cob, Conn.), Melissa Richards (Reading, Mass.) and Kaitlin Carney (Farmington, Conn). Goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) recorded 12 saves.
Yale goakeeper Krissy Nesburg stopped 18 shots, nine of which came in the overtime periods.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 9 (3 p.m.) against William & Mary at New Canaan High School. The home opener is Sept. 22 vs. Drexel at 3:30 p.m.