Best, Wishoski climb up UNH women's soccer record book

DURHAM, N.H. - Junior forward Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) and sophomore forward Jackie Wishoski (Malden, Mass.) continued their ascension in the University of New Hampshire women's soccer record book Thursday afternoon as both players recorded a goal and an assist in UNH's 2-2 tie at the University of Vermont.

Best, who holds the school's rookie scoring record with 21 points in 2001, became the fifth Wildcat player to reach the 50-point plateau with her three-point effort against the Catamounts. In 48 career matches, Best has 20 goals and 10 assists for 50 points. Her 20 goals is tied for No. 4 on that list and the 10 assists is tied for No. 9. Both her goal (nine) and point (23) total in 2003 are tied for No. 8 on the single-season lists.

Wishoski tied UNH's single-season points record of 27 with her three points vs. UVM. The benchmark was set in 1988 by Diane McLoughlin, and she duplicated that output in 1990. Wishoski has 12 goals this year, which is No. 2 on that single-season list only to McLoughlin's 13 goals in 1990. In 36 career games, Wishoski has compiled 38 points on 17 goals and four assists. Those numbers rank No. 6 in goals and tied for No. 8 in points.

The combination of Best and Wishoski is the second-highest scoring duo in the 19-year history of the UNH women's soccer program. Their 50-point total is second to the 52 points produced by McLouglin and Mary Beth Sydlowski in 1990.

UNH (6-8-4, 4-2-2 America East) closes out the regular season Nov. 2 at home vs. Stony Brook University. Game time at Lewis Fields is 1 p.m. The Wildcats will then advance to the conference tournament, which begins Nov. 4 with a pair of first-round games, for the third consecutive year.

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