ORONO, Maine - Heather Hathorn scored in the 29th minute and it was the only goal of the game as the University of Maine women's soccer team recorded a 1-0 America East victory against the University of New Hampshire at Alumni Field on Thursday.
UNH, which was leading the conference by one point heading into the matchup vs. Maine, dropped to 9-6-1 and 4-2-1 in America East. The loss, coupled with Hartford's 3-0 win against Boston University on Thursday, means that the Wildcats are currently in second place with 13 points. Hartford moved into the lead with 15 points on a 5-2-0 conference record. The top seed will host the America East Championships from Nov. 8-10.
Maine ended the 2002 season at 7-8-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the league.
UNH goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.), the reigning conference Player of the Week who leads America East in both goals-against-average and save percentage, recorded four saves. Maine's Naomi Welsh also stopped four shots to record her seventh shutout of the season.
New Hampshire wraps up the regular season with Senior Day on Nov. 3 vs. Binghamton. Game time at Lewis Fields is 1 p.m.