DAVIDSON, N.C. - Senior assistant captain Colleen Christopher (Newington, N.H.) scored five goals and assisted on another to lead the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Wednesday evening's 20-5 victory against Davidson College at Richardson Stadium.
UNH, which had not played since its March 4 season opener, improved to 1-1 while Davidson is now 3-3.
Christopher ignited New Hampshire's quick-strike attack by scoring 11 seconds into the game. Sue Yund (Castleton, N.Y.; four goals, two assists) and Meagan Clavin (Hanover, N.H.; four goals, assist) scored 32 seconds apart, at 28:51 and 28:19, respectively, and Molly Cherington (Meriden, N.H.; two goals) gave the visitors a 4-0 lead at 27:18.
Clavin and Yund both struck again to extend UNH's advantage to 6-0 before Loren Seaton put Davidson in the scoring column at 19:10. The teams exchanged goals the remainder of the half, with Jessie Groszkowski (Reistertown, Md.; two goals, assist) and Christopher providing New Hampshire's tallies, as the visiting Wildcats took an 8-3 halftime lead against the host Wildcats.
Davidson trimmed the deficit to 8-4 just 2:14 into the second half, but Clavin scored 59 seconds later to spark 12 consecutive UNH goals.
New Hampshire's other goals were scored by Christine Anneberg (Denver, Colo.; two, one assist) and Megan Mangano (Saratoga Springs, N.Y; goal, two assists). Sarah Cahill (Lexington, Mass.) recorded her first collegiate point with an assist on UNH's final goal of the game, which was scored by Cherington at 1:23.
UNH senior goalkeeper Amanda Warren (Amherst, N.H.) played the full 60 minutes and recorded 12 saves. She held Davidson scoreless for a span of 26:53 in the second half. Davidson goalie Becca Nussbaum stopped nine shots.