BOSTON - In a battle to stay atop the America East conference standings, the Boston Univeristy women's soccer team defeated the University of New Hampshire, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
UNH is now 5-7-3 overall and 3-1-1 in America East while the Terriers improved to 8-4-4 and 4-0-1 in league play.
BU carried play in the first half and it resulted in a 11-1 shot advantage that produced a 1-0 lead. Susan Marschall, on a crossing pass from Katie Chen, netted the game's first goal in the 31st minute. The Terriers continued their dominance in the second half, in which they had a 6-1 edge in shots, and extended their advantage to 2-0 on a Melissa Shulman tally in the 66th minute.
BU goalkeeper Jessica Clinton was credited with two saves in the shutout, while UNH goalie Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) stopped five shots.
New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 24 at home against Maine. Game time at Lewis Fields is 2:30 p.m.