UNH falls to 6-7 overall and 0-3 vs. nationally-ranked teams. UConn is now 8-5.
The Wildcats scored the first three goals of the game to take a 3-0 lead. Bailley Mazur (
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The Huskies scored four consecutive goals to take their first lead of the game and spark a 10-1 run that gave the home team a 10-4 advantage in the closing minute of the first half. Shannon Burke (4g, 3a) began the run at 19:20, then goals by Janet
Wiliams at 17:59 and 13:13 sandwiched a strike by Laura Trzasko to put UConn in front.
UNH called time out at that point and tied the game, 4-4, on an unassisted tally by Beth Sabiston (
UConn then scored four goals in 92 seconds to quickly turn a tie game into a four-goal lead. Burke potted goals at 9:25 and 8:55 to put the Huskies back in front, then Katy Ryan struck at 8:25 and Kristin Link did so at 7:53 to create the 8-4 lead.
Ryan netted her second goal of the game at 4:06 and Link followed with her second of the game with 21 seconds remaining in the half to push the advantage to 10-4.
UConn scored the initial three goals of the second half to build a 13-5 lead and UNH did not get closer than seven goals the rest of the way.
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Kaplan again won the ensuing draw control and raced down the left side to score her second goal of the game at 3:05. UConn’s Kim McGinty closed the scoring at 1:51.
Milley, in her first start of the season, exited the game at halftime but reentered at 17:26 of the second half and played the remainder of the game. She was credited with six saves in the first half and three in the second for a total of nine. Natalie Jones (Penn Yan, N..Y.), who had started the previous 12 games, made three saves and surrendered four goals in 12:34 of relief action.
UConn starting goalkeeper Jenna Moulton made eight saves and was replaced by Amanda Wilson for the last 8:31 of the game.
In addition to her three points, Kaplan recorded three caused turnovers and four draw controls. Carbone finished with two caused turnovers and a game-high four ground balls.