EVANSTON, Ill. - A strong defensive effort by the University of New Hampshire field hockey team limited Northwestern University to eight shots, but Northwestern recorded a 4-1 victory Monday afternoon.
The host Wildcats (1-1) took a 1-0 lead at 14:41 on the first of two goals by Holly Pallin. UNH (0-2) scored 2:14 later when senior captain Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) scored her second goal in as many days. As in Sunday's game, Boyer's penalty-corner goal was set up by Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.).
Northwestern regained the lead just 90 seconds later, however, and Pallin netted her second goal at 22:12 as the teams combined to score four goals in a span of 7:31.
Candice Cooper capped the scoring at 56:25.
New Hampshire sophomore goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) recorded four saves and allowed four goals in 60:42 of action. Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) played the final 9:18 in relief and was not credited with a save.
NU's Kelly Augustine made one save.
UNH returns to action Sept. 7 (2 p.m.) at Syracuse and will play game No. 500 in the history of the program Sept. 8 vs. Stanford (at Syracuse University). The Wildcats are scheduled to play their home opener on renovated Memorial Field on Sept. 28 (1 p.m.) vs. Providence College.