New Hampshire field hockey upends No. 20 Harvard, 4-3

DURHAM, N.H. - Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) recorded a goal and two assists to propel the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 4-3 victory against No. 20 Harvard University at Memorial Field on Sunday afternoon.

New Hampshire (6-5) took a 1-0 lead at 22:07 of the first half on a penalty corner. Cameron Schmitz (Cos Cob, Conn.) initiated the sequence to the top of the circle, where Street stopped the ball for Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.). Her low, hard shot eluded Harvard goalkeeper Katie Zacarian (five saves). Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) extended the lead to 2-0 at 14:53 when she put in the rebound from Street's initial shot.

Harvard (5-3) trimmed the deficit to 2-1 4:50 into the second half on a goal by Katie Turck. UNH goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) stopped three shots by Kate McDavitt but Turck, standing in front of an open cage, capitalized on the third rebound.

The Wildcats extended the advantage to 4-1 on a diving effort by Street at 23:15 and a low, hard blast by Allie Lehmann (Granby, Conn.) at 16:06.

The Crimson closed within 4-2 on a Kate Nagle goal at 7:28, then cut the deficit to one goal, 4-3, on a Maria VanWagonberg tally with 1:20 remaining. Mina Pell assisted on both goals. Harvard pressured inside the circle in the closing seconds but could not tie the game.

Agulay finished with 14 saves, including 10 in the second half.

New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 4 with a home game against intrastate rival Dartmouth College. Game time at Memorial Field is 3:30 p.m.

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