BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Sarah Sargent (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) both scored to goals to lead the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to Friday afternoon's 4-1 America East victory against the University of Vermont.
UNH improved to 5-7-3 overall and 4-2-1 in the conference while UVM is now 5-7-1, 4-3-0.
Sargent netted the game's first two goals to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. She scored the first on a crossing pass from Ana Tobon (Philadelphia, Pa.) at 1:17 and headed in a feed from Best at 13:32. Best broke in on UVM goalkeeper Brooke Fairbanks and beat her to give UNH at 3-0 advantage in the 20th minute.
New Hampshire maintained that three-goal lead into the second half. The Catamounts trimmed the deficit to 3-1 on an Anya Dowey goal at 69:20.
Best capped the scoring with the help of Kristin Kearney (Sandown, N.H.) at 86:30.
UNH goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette recorded two saves. UVM's Faribanks stopped five shots.
New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 21 (1 p.m.) at Hartford. The next home game for the Wildcats is Oct. 26 against Towson. Game time at Lewis Fields is 3 p.m.