New Hampshire women's soccer edged by Dartmouth, 2-1

DURHAM, N.H. - The 21st-ranked Dartmouth College women's soccer team overcame an early 1-0 deficit to record a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon against the University of New Hampshire at Lewis Fields.

UNH, which had its two-game winning streak snapped and is now 2-2-0, took a 1-0 lead at 6:36 on an own goal. Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.) began the scoring sequence with a serve into the box. With Jackie Wishoski (Malden, Mass.) charging, Dartmouth goalie Julia Shields misplayed the service, then Laura Randolph, in a clearing attempt, headed the ball back into an open net.

Dartmouth (1-1-0), which controlled play most of the game and generated a 15-5 shot advantage, tied the match in the 22nd minute. Mary McVeigh collected a pass from Annie Gibson and, with UNH goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.) rushing from her goal line, fired a low shot from 12 yards out inside the right post.

The Big Green took the lead, 2-1, when Lea Kiefer scored at 43:27. Gibson started the play with a throw from the left corner. McVeigh, from the goal line, touched the ball to the middle of the box where Kiefer one-timed the ball into the net.

UNH's best opportunity to tie the game came in the 85th minute, when Cyndi Poehner's (Greenwich, Conn.) high-arcing shot from 35 yards out on the left side sailed over DC goalie Anne Margbarger, who entered the game at the start of the second half, and caromed off the right post across the goal mouth before being cleared.

Ouellette played the first half in goal for the 'Cats and made three saves. Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) stopped one shot and did not allow a goal. Shields earned the victory despite not registering a save in her 45-minute starting performance. Margbarger was credited with one save.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept 13 at the University of Colorado. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 4 (3:30 p.m.) vs. America East rival Boston University.

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