STORRS, Conn. - Junior goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Wapole, Mass.) made a season-high 19 saves but the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was defeated by 13th-ranked University of Connecticut, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
"Although we may not have finished inside the 25, we moved the ball well and put them on their heels in the second half," said UNH head coach Robin Balducci, whose team fell to 4-8 on the season. "We made good progress in the second half. I was pleased with a lot of individual performances and of that of the team in general."
UConn (8-3) scored the only goal of the game at 26:05, when Kelly Stolle beat Buckley on a shot from 12 yards. Huskies' goalie Maureen Butler was credited with one save.
Buckley's 19-save effort ranks second highest in her career to the 22 saves recorded in 2002 vs. nationally-ranked Old Dominion.
New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 8 (6 p.m.) at Dartmouth College. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 15 vs. the University of Massachusetts. Game time at Memorial Field is 7 p.m.