DURHAM, N.H. - Jackie Wishoski (Malden, Mass.) netted a pair of goals as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team handed Maine its first America East loss with a 3-1 win at Bremner Field Friday afternoon. UNH improves to 4-1-1 in America East and 6-7-3 overall, while the Black Bears drop to 10-2-1 and 4-1-1 in the league.
With the win, the Wildcats move into a tie for second place in America East with Maine and Boston University with 13 points. The Terriers host Hartford Friday night.
Wishoski got the Wildcats on the board just 4:40 into the match when she took a long pass from Shannon Oltman (Edmonds, Wash.) and fired a shot from the top left of the box along the ground into the center of the goal. Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) increased the lead to 2-0 at the 21:44 mark when she scored on a 20-yard blast. Debbie Newman (Ashford, Conn.) assisted on the tally.
Maine pressured the New Hampshire goal early in the second half and came away with a goal 5:08 into the frame when Erin Corey scored on a feed from Maureen McHugh. With 25 minutes to play, Maine was forced to play a man down after Kim Walsh received her second yellow card of the match and was sent off.
Wishoski added an insurance goal for New Hampshire at the 78:56 mark. Best served a right-to-left corner kick to the far side of the box. The ball was headed back in front of the goal by Ashlee Cieslak (Greendale, Wis.) to Wishoski, who put home the point blank ball for her team-leading 11th goal of the season.
Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) went the distance in net for UNH and was did not make a save. The Wildcats did have one team save as a shot by Maine's Natalie Berry was swept off the goal line by a UNH defender. Tanya Adorno made four saves in net for the visitors.
New Hampshire returns to action Sunday (October 26) when the 'Cats host America East newcomer Maryland, Baltimore County in a 1:00 match at Bremner Field.