ALBANY, N.Y. - Freshman forward Jackie Wishoski (Malden, Mass.) scored one goal and assisted on another to lead the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to Sunday afternoon's 3-0 America East victory against the University at Albany in the conference opener for both teams.
UNH, which improved to 4-3-0 overall, took a 1-0 lead at 10:23 when senior Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.) beat Albany goalkeeper Erika Van Zandt (nine saves) on a one-on-one challenge.
The Wildcats took that 1-0 lead into halftime and Wishoski extended the advantage to 2-0 on an unassisted goal 2:02 into the second half. She helped give the 'Cats a 3-0 lead six minutes later when her crossing pass was tapped into an open net by classmate Ashlee Cieslak (Greendale, Wisc.). It was Cieslak's first career points, while Wishoski is now tied for the team lead in goals and is the leader in points.
New Hampshire head coach Michael Jackson continued his platoon system in goal. Senior goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.), who was not credited with a save, earned the victory by shutting out Albany in the first half. Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.), a sophomore, played the second half and made five saves.
It marked the second time this season that the duo combined for a shutout and this was the third shutout overall for the 'Cats, who amassed a 28-9 shot advantage against Albany.
The Great Danes are now 1-7-1 this season.