New Hampshire women's soccer routs Albany, 5-1

DURHAM, N.H. - Ana Tobon (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored three goals to lead the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to Sunday afternoon's 5-1 America East victory against the University at Albany at Lewis Field.

UNH, which scored as many as five goals in a game for the first time since Sept. 28, 1995 (8-0 win vs. Hofstra), improved to 2-2-3 overall and 1-0-1 in the conference while Albany is now 1-4-0, 0-2-0.

Tobon scored consecutive goals at 24:04 and 26:30 to give the Wildcats a 3-1 lead. She completed her hat trick - the first by a Wildcat since Oct. 29, 1994 when both Kim Boyle and Jill Ricci scored three goals vs. Drexel - and the game's scoring at 51:04.

New Hampshire took a 1-0 advantage in the second minute on an unassisted goal by Farrell Swain (West Simsbury, Conn.), but Albany tied the game on a Julie Hirsh tally at 20:05.

The Wildcats led 3-1 at halftime and extended the cushion to 4-1 with a goal by Sarah Sargent (Glastonbury, Conn.) in the 51st minute, just 45 seconds before Tobon's final tally.

UNH starting goalie Kristen Ouellette (Simsbury, Conn.) stopped one shot before giving way to Elizabeth MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) at 59:32. MacKay held the Great Danes scoreless and was credited with one save in the final 30:28.

Albany's Beth Spinelli made 10 saves.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 25 against Providence College. Game time at Lewis Field is 4 p.m.


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