New Hampshire field hockey blanked by Michigan, 5-0

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Junior goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) recorded 17 saves for the second time in as many days, but it once again was in a loss as the seventh-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team upended the University of New Hampshire 5-0 Sunday afternoon.

"We had a bad break on the first goal just 12 seconds into the game, but it was just 1-0 at the half and we played an outstanding game," head coach Robin Balducci said. "Late in the game we gave up the fourth and fifth goals because we were trying to pressure. Christine Buckley had an incredible game, and Kaitlyn Skelley and Jen Stamp both played well."

The Wolverines (4-2) took that quick 1-0 lead on a goal by Jill Civio, but then Buckley denied them a second goal until after halftime. April Fronzoni and Kate Dillon scored 10minutes apart early in the second half - in the 38th and 48th minutes - and both Stephanie Johnson and Mary Fox added late tallies to close the scoring.

UM goalkeeper Molly Maloney was credited with one save.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 19 vs. Yale in what will be the first night game at Memorial Field. Game time is 7 p.m.

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