DURHAM, NH - Sophomore Sara Sargent (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored 27 second into the game and that was all the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team needed to beat Towson University, 2-0 Friday.
Sargent received a pass in the box from senior Kristin Canistraro (West Newton, Mass.) and knocked it past Tiger goalie Tina Steck on the Wildcat's first possession of the game.
Canistraro later added an insurance goal as she took a pass from senior tri-captain Nicole Coupland (Londonderry, N.H.) and beat a defender down the left side of the field. Her shot was just to the right of the goalkeeper, giving UNH the 2-0 lead late in the second half.
Junior Wildcat goalkeeper Stephanie Springer (Solana Beach, Calif.) was strong in goal, picking up five saves and recording her fifth shutout of the season.
The loss dropped Towson's record to 4-7-0, while UNH improved to 6-6-1, 2-3-1 in the America East.
The Wildcats have two more home games this week. They take on Delaware on Sunday, at 1 p.m. and then host Boston College on Tuesday the 19th, at 3:30 p.m.