Skelley scores two goals, including game-winner
DURHAM, N.C. -- Kaitlyn Skelley (Wolfeboro, N.H.) scored the first two goals of her career, one of which was the game-winner with 1:57 remaining in regulation, to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Monday afternoon's 3-2 non-conference victory against Towson University at Duke University's Williams Field.
UNH improved to 1-2 overall with the victory while Towson dropped to 0-4.
Skelley gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with an unassisted tally at 16:50 and Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.), who was among the national leaders in goals and points in 2003, increased the advantage to 2-0 at 23:59 with the assistance of Emily Colton (Milton, Mass.).
Towson trimmed the deficit to 2-1 on a penalty-corner goal by Ashley Bacon with 1:23 remaining in the first half. The Tigers pulled even in the second half when Erika Harris scored at 56:59.
Skelley, who entered the game with one career point on an assist, tallied another unassisted goal at 68:03 to break the tie and lift New Hampshire to its first victory of the season.
Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) was credited with five saves, including four in the second half, while TU counterpart Christina Armer stopped nine shots.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 9 at home vs. Harvard. Game time at Memorial Field is 3:30 p.m.