DURHAM, NH — Sophomore Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.) scored four and-a-half minutes into the game and senior tri-captain Stacey Staff (Danbury, Conn.) added another goal four minutes later as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team defeated the University of Maine, 2-0 Saturday.
The win was the UNH’s first conference win of the season and the first overall since September 18th. The ’Cats improved to 5-6-1 overall, and 1-3-1 in the America East. Maine dropped to 1-10 overall.
The game’s first goal came when Alexakos controlled a loose ball in the box following a UNH shot and tipped it into the upper left corner of the goal. Four minutes later, Staff grabbed an errant pass 12 yards outside of the Maine box and fired a shot just out of the reach of the leaping Maine goalkeeper, Karyn McMullin. McMullin picked up seven saves and allowed both UNH goals.
For the remainder of the game, UNH controlled the ball and held the Black Bears to only two shots on goal. UNH totaled 12 shots, including four by senior Kristin Cannistraro (West Newton, Mass.).
The Wildcats next three games are at home, starting with Towson on Friday at 3:30 p.m.