UNH field hockey felled by No. 17 Boston College, 5-3

DURHAM, N.H. - Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) extended her point-scoring streak to seven games with a pair of assists and Brittany Schneider (Middletown, Md.) scored a goal for the third time in as many games, but Kerri Doherty recorded a goal and two assists to propel the 17th-ranked Boston College field hockey team to Wednesday afternoon's 5-3 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Memorial Field.

UNH, which entered the game with its longest winning streak (six games) since 1991, is now 10-9 overall. Boston College improved to 12-5.

The Eagles never trailed in the game and took a 1-0 lead when Kim French redirected Doherty's hit into the cage 1:38 into the game. New Hampshire tied the game, 1-1, at 9:36 when Schneider scored on a penalty stroke with a low shot into the right corner.

BC regained the lead, 2-1, three minutes later as Kerri Kulesza drove in from the left wing and fired a shot through traffic into the cage. The Wildcats had a quick response, however, and pulled even again 1:24 later (at 14:03). White's initial shot was stopped by BC goalkeeper Lauren Hill but she touched the ball over to Catilin Gillen (New Preston, Conn.), who in turn pushed the ball into the open cage.

Kristen Madden gave the Eagles their third lead of the game, 3-2, when she scored with the help of Doherty and Brownwen Kelly from the top of the circle on a penalty corner at 27:02. Sara York extended the advantage to 4-2 on a redirection in front with six seconds remaining in the first half.

UNH trimmed the deficit to one goal in the 54th minute when White made a crossing pass in front of the cage and Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) swept the ball in for a goal.

Doherty's unassisted tally with 14:10 remaining closed the scoring. UNH had possession inside the 25 during the final minutes but the BC defense kept the Wildcats outside the circle.

UNH starting goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) made 11 saves and yielded five goals in 59:51. Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) did not allow a goal and was not credited with a save in the final 10:09.

BC goalie Jillian Savoy earned the victory as she played the final 54:13 and she turned aside two of the three UNH shots on target. Hill stopped one shot and allowed two goals in 15:47.

New Hampshire closes out the regular season Oct. 1 (1 p.m.) against No. 10 Northeastern University. The winner of that game will be the No. 1 seed in - and host - the America East Championships (Nov. 7-9).

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