New Hampshire field hockey upends Albany, 2-1, in OT

White scores game-winning goal in overtime

Katie White

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Senior co-captain Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) scored 4:36 into overtime to lift the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 2-1 America East victory in a cold, pouring rain at the University at Albany.

UNH won its second consecutive game to improve to 5-8 overall and 1-1 in America East. Albany is 4-8, 0-2.

Following a scoreless first half, the Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 46:03 when Brittany Jacobs (Frederick, Md.) scored on a penalty stroke. Jacobs is now three-for-four in penalty-stroke shots this season and has four goals overall.

The Great Danes tied the game 2:18 later, however, on a goal by Arlette Westdorp that was set up by Tina Bryson.

The teams played through 70 minutes of regulation tied 1-1. Albany generated some early pressure in the extra session but a UNH counterattack resulted in Emily Colton (Milton, Mass.) setting up White for her team-leading seventh goal of the season.

UNH goalkeeper Margaux Shute (Norridgewock, Maine) recorded six saves, including two in overtime. Albany goalie Ashley Ross was credited with one save.

"I was very pleased with today's game," UNH head coach Robin Balducci said. "Clearly Albany challenged us and we had a tough time settling into a groove. We were able to finish and take another step forward by getting a win in the conference."

New Hampshire plays the last of four consecutive road games Oct. 9 (2 p.m.) at Yale. The next Wildcat home game is during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 14 vs. Maine. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m.

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