New Hampshire field hockey overwhelms UMBC, 9-0

DURHAM, N.H. - Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) recorded career highs in both goals (four) and points (nine) to propel the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 9-0 America East victory against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Memorial Field.

UNH won its sixth consecutive game - the team's longest winning streak since 1991 - to improve to 10-8 overall and 5-0 in America East. The victory sets up a Nov. 1 battle against Northeastern University for first place and the right to play host to the America East Championships. UMBC is now 2-13 overall and 0-5 in league play.

White's four goals are the most by a Wildcat since the 1994 season, when Dottie Catlin also had four tallies. White has scored a goal in six consecutive games and has 14 goals during that span. She vaulted into second place on UNH's single-season list for goals (20) and No. 3 in points (41).

Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) also established career highs in both goals (three) and points (seven). The other Wildcat goals were scored by Brittany Schneider (Middletown, Md.) and Lauren Bruce (Amherst, N.Y.), whose goal 1:42 into the game proved to be the game-winner.

The Wildcats dominated play from the start and turned a 16-2 shot advantage in the first half into an 8-0 lead on the scoreboard. The 'Cats finished with a 27-4 edge in shots and a 13-2 advantage in penalty corners.

UNH goalkeepers Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) and Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) combined for the team's third shutout of the season. Buckley played the first half and made one save and Munson stopped one shot in the second half. UMBC goalie Meghan Polek was credited with 10 saves.

New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 29 at home vs. Boston College. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m. The Wildcats close out the regular season Nov. 1 (1 p.m.) vs. America East rival Northeastern University.

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