BURLINGTON, Vt. – Danielle Collins scored two first-half goals and Kristen Heavens recorded her fourth shutout of the season to propel the University of Vermont field hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 3-0 America East conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at Moulton Winder Field.
UNH is now 7-8 overall and 1-2 in America East play while UVM, which recorded a 16-5 shot advantage as well as a 6-2 edge in penalty corners, improved to 10-5, 2-1.
Collins gathered a long pass from Lauren Burke to score on a quick counterattack just 36 seconds into the game, then struck again at 28:57 – this time on a redirection of a Maegan Luce shot – to give the Catamounts a 2-0 lead.
Betsy Welsh scored off a rebound on a penalty corner to give UVM a 3-0 lead 2:43 into the second half.
UNH goalkeeper Margaux Shute (Norridgewock, Maine) finished with four saves.
New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 16 (2 p.m.) against Davidson College at Dartmouth College’s Scully-Fahey Field. The Wildcats’ next home game is Oct. 20 (1 p.m.) against America East newcomer Fairfield University.