BOSTON – Ashley Weber scored two goals, including the game-winning overtime tally, to lift the Northeastern University field hockey team to Sunday afternoon’s 2-1 non-conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at Sweeney Field.
UNH, which recorded a 15-12 shot advantage and an 11-6 edge in penalty corners, is 6-6 on the season. NU improved to 4-6.
Webber gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead at 9:19 when she converted a Montana Hewlett pass into a goal.
Leah Boody (Amesbury, Mass.) pulled the Wildcats even with an unassisted goal at 30:20 and the game remained tied through 70 minutes of regulation. Neither team scored in the second half despite a total of 13 penalty corners, including seven for the ‘Cats.
UNH played well and controlled possession in the first 15-minute overtime session but NU goalkeeper Liz Centofanti turned aside all three Wildcat shots on target.
Webber’s unassisted goal at 3:17 of the second extra session gave Northeastern the victory at 88:17.
UNH goalie Margaux Shute (Norridgewock, Maine) recorded five saves with two in each of the first two halves and one in the first OT session. Centofanti was credited with 13 saves, including five in both halves of regulation.
Brooke Bercari (Bordentown, N.J.) and Megan Shea (Melrose, Mass.) both recorded five shots to account for two-thirds of UNH’s shots.
New Hampshire returns to action at home Oct. 6 vs. the University of Maine. Game time at Memorial Field is 5 p.m.