UNH women's soccer opens with 2-0 win against Lafayette

Wishoski, Collins provide Wildcats' goals

Jackie Wishoski

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Jackie Wishoski (Malden, Mass.) and Kelly Collins (Manchester, N.H.) scored first-half goals to lead the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team to Saturday afternoon's 2-0 victory against Lafayette College in the opening match of the Banknorth Soccer Classic, which is being held at the University of Vermont's Centennial Field. It was the season opener for both teams.

UNH senior goalkeeper Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) recorded her fifth career shutout as she was credited with one save, which came in the second half. Lafayette's Amy Kalista stopped 10 shots.

Wishoski, who broke UNH's single-season goal and point records in 2003, gave the 'Cats a 1-0 lead at 7:06 when she beat Kalista in a 1-on-1 move. New Hampshire, which generated a 10-1 first-half advantage in shots to build a two-goal lead, moved ahead 2-0 in the 33rd minute when a pair of Wildcats recorded their first career points. Collins, a sophomore midfielder, finished a cross from rookie Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (Bainbridge, Wash.) at 32:54.

The 'Cats continued to control play in the second half and finished the match with a 17-2 edge in shots.

UNH plays national power Oklahoma State in Sunday's second-round action of the Banknorth Soccer Classic. Match time 12 p.m. The Wildcats play their home opener Sept. 9 (4 p.m.) against intrastate rival Dartmouth College.

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