Burlington, VT -- Sophomore Brooke Berger netted one goal and set up the game-winner to lift the University of Vermont past visiting New Hampshire, 2-1, in an America East Conference women's socrer match this afternoon. Vermont got on the board first when Berger headed in a ball from teammate Michelle Armentano in the 37th minute. Armentano brought the ball down the right wing and served a cross in front of the UNH net where Berger was waiting. She headed the ball over the outstretched arms of Wildcat goalkeeper Stephanie Springer (Solana Beach, CA) and into the upper cornet, giving UVM a 1-0 lead at the half.
Vermont tallied its second goat just six minutes into the second half of action. Berger sent a through pass past the UNH defense to teammate Mardi DiCarlo who beat Springer with a shot to the near post.
UVM surrendered a goal in the 58th minute as Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, NH) tipped in a batt that skipped across the goal mouth. The UVM defense was able to hold off New Hampshire for the remainder of the game to come away with its first Amerira East Conference win of the season.
Vermont improves to 3-7-0 overall, 1-1-0 in the America East, while New Hampshire falls to 4-4-1 overall, 0-2-1 in the conference. The UNH women's soccer team returns to action on Sunday, October 3 with a 2 p.m. game at Hartford.