UNH, which ended Yale’s 13-game home win streak, improved to 2-2. The Bulldogs, who had won 13 straight vs. the Wildcats, is now 2-1.
Ashley Durepo (Concord, N.H.; 2g, 1a), Maureen Wark (Yarmouth, Maine; 2g) and Michaela Hardy (Reading, Mass.; 1g, 1a) also had multiple-point efforts and Ashley Milley (Sudbury, Mass.) made eight saves, including six in the first half.
Yale’s Lauren Taylor finished with six goals and goalie Ellen Cameron stopped four shots.
With the Wildcats leading 6-4 at halftime, Allie Duclos (So.
Kat Peetz scored a free-position goal at to pull Yale within 7-5, then Johnson scored on a free-position shot at .
UNH, which never trailed in the game, regained the lead just seven seconds later. The draw control was won directly to Kaplan just outside the offensive zone and she raced alone down the middle before firing a shot inside the right post at .
The Wildcats, who had a 10-7 edge in draw controls, again gained possession off the ensuing draw. The ‘Cats maintained control for two minutes before Yale forced a turnover. Bailley Mazur (
About a minute later, Hardy’s shot from the middle of the fan was stopped by Cameron, then with five minutes remaining Milley preserved the Wildcats’ 8-7 lead by denying Jenn Warden on her drive from the right side.
Yale regained possession with three minutes remaining and, with remaining, Johnson fired a shot high from the left wing. The Bulldogs maintained possession but Duclos forced a turnover to give the ‘Cats back the ball with to play.
Another UNH turnover gave the home team possession with 41 seconds on the clock, but the Wildcats regained control of the ball 10 seconds later. There was a loose ball in the following moments, but UNH picked it up and passed the ball downfield to secure the win.
The Wildcats scored the first three goals of the game and remained in the lead the rest of the opening half. Durepo netted a free-position goal on a low shot from the left wing at to give the ‘Cats a 1-0 lead. Then from behind the net, Durepo found Wark low on the left side and Wark scored her first goal of the season for a 2-0 advantage at . Durepo potted her second goal of the game 31 seconds later when she executed a catch-and-shoot from the center of the fan; Ashley Crook (So.
Hardy once again gave UNH a three-goal cushion, 5-2, when she caught a pass at the top of the fan and sliced to the middle to fire a high shot under the crossbar at .
That goal prompted Yale to call time out, but Kaplan gained possession in the circle off the ensuing draw control and charged past the defense through the fan to score her first goal of the game at .