October 22, 2012

Tarbell Feted as America East Defensive Player of the Week in Field Hockey

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Carlie Tarbell (Wakefield, Mass.), a sophomore goalkeeper on the 22nd-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named America East Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22. She received the same accolade Oct. 9.

Tarbell stopped 19 of 20 shots last week for a 0.47 GAA and .950 save percentage to backbone the Wildcats to victories against 13th-ranked Boston University (1-0; Oct. 19) and Providence College (2-1 in overtime; Oct. 21).

She recorded her first career shutout with a nine-save effort vs. BU to help the 'Cats secure at least a share of the America East conference regular-season title for the third consecutive year.

Tarbell followed that with 10 saves in the overtime win at Providence in which she made seven stops in the first half. It marked the second time in three games and third time this season that she recorded double digits in saves.

Tarbell received her prior Defensive Player of the Week award following a seven-save effort in an Oct. 5 win vs. University at Albany and career-high 12-save effort at fifth-ranked University of Virginia (Oct. 7).

In 16 games this season (all starts), Tarbell has a 9-7 record with a 2.21 GAA and .740 save percentage. She ranks second in the America East conference in both saves (108) and saves per game (6.75) as well as save percentage (.740).

In four conference games, she is 4-0 with a league-leading 1.12 GAA and .844 save percentage. Her other season highlights include nine-save efforts against second-ranked Syracuse University (3-2 loss), seventh-ranked Northeastern University (3-2 double overtime win) and Fairfield University (3-2 double OT win).

UNH (9-7 overall, 4-0 America East) returns to action Oct. 27 at the University of Maine. Game time is 12 p.m.

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