SYRACUSE, N.Y. - In game No. 500 in the history of the University of New Hampshire field hockey program, senior captain Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) scored two goals to lead the Wildcats to Sunday afternoon's 3-1 victory against Stanford University at Syracuse University.
The Wildcats, now in their 28th year of competition, have a 291-177-32 record (.614 winning percentage) and improved to 2-2 in 2002 with their second consecutive win. Stanford is now 3-2.
Boyer, who has five goals in four games, gave UNH a 1-0 lead at 19:36. Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) and Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) assisted on the penalty-corner goal. Sam Carr (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) extended the Wildcats' advantage to 2-0 on an unassisted tally with 2:11 remaining in the first half.
Stanford's Christina Williams trimmed the deficit to 2-1 when she scored off a penalty corner at 55:30, but Boyer scored her second goal of the game 3:18 later to reestablish a two-goal advantage for the 'Cats. Lizzy Duffy (Oak Park, Ill.) was credited with an assist on the play.
UNH starting goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) exited the game with the 'Cats holding a 3-1 lead at 62:56. She made 11 saves, including eight in the second half, before yielding to Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.), who was not credited with a save in 7:04 of relief action. Stanford's Emily Zander played the first half and did not make a save. Anastasia Krajovec entered the game at the start of the second half and made one save.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept 10 vs. UConn. The game, originally scheduled to be played in Durham, has been relocated to Harvard University with a 7 p.m. starting time. The Wildcats are scheduled to play their home opener on renovated Memorial Field on Sept. 28 (1 p.m.) vs. Providence College.