DURHAM, N.H. - Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) scored two goals and assisted on another and Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) scored twice to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Friday afternoon's 6-2 America East victory against Towson University at Memorial Field.
UNH, which held a 39-12 shot advantage, won its fourth consecutive game to improve to 5-3, 1-0 in the conference, while Towson is now 2-5, 0-1.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead on Stamp's first goal at 30:03. Weldon, who set up that tally, scored at 18:09 and 16:13 to give the home team a 3-0 advantage. Stamp scored her second goal of the game, this time with the help of Brittany Schneider (Middletown, Md.), to extend the lead to 4-0 at 8:15.
New Hampshire built a 5-0 cushion at 4:38 on a goal by Heidi Anderson (Hampton Falls, N.H.). Lizzy Duffy (Oak Park, Ill.), in her second game at UNH after two seasons at the University of North Carolina, set up the tally.
Towson, outshot 27-4 in the first half, trimmed the deficit to 5-1 on an Ashley Bacon goal at 3:44.
UNH reestablished a five-goal lead when Duffy scored at 16:38 of the second half. The Tigers' Julie Lambi scored on an untimed penalty corner at the end of the game. Brandi Franks earned an assist on the play.
Wildcat starting goalie Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) earned the win by recording one save in the first half. Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) played the second half and was credited with three saves.
Towson goalkeeper Betsy Crossman made 19 saves, including 14 in the first half.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 23 against Delaware. Game time at Memorial Field is 12 p.m.