DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team tallied its second win of conference play with a 2-1 victory over the of Vermont Sunday afternoon. The win improves the Wildcats to 4-8-2 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play while the Catamounts fall to 2-11-0 overall and 1-3-0 in America East action.
In the first half, Meghan Ledwith (Yardley, Pa.) gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute of play. Kelsi O'Neil (Hampton, N.H.) started the play when she sent the ball down the right side of the field and into the box. Vermont keeper Ally Ramos came out for the ball, however Ledwith beat Ramos to the ball and put it in the back of the net with an off-balance shot. The goal was Ledwith's third of the season. Just under 10 minutes later, Drea Noguiera (New Bedford, Mass.) gave New Hampshire a 2-0 lead when she scored her first goal of the season. Jordan Logue (Walpole, Mass.) sent the ball over the top where Nogueira ran on to it. She then brought it into the box and finished the play with the goal. At the end of the first stanza, the score remained 2-0 in favor of New Hampshire.
Vermont responded in the second half when Jess Herbst cut the deficit in half for the Catamounts when her shot beat New Hampshire goalie Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) to the left side. Elise Mills assisted Herbst on the play. New Hampshire remained dominant in the half as the team pummeled Ramos and the Vermont defense with shot after shot. Monique LaMotte (Tampa, Fla.) paced the Wildcat offense with six shots while Kirstyn Corder (Overland Park, Kansas) notched four shots. Overall, the Wildcats outshot the Catamounts 19-5 in the match. At the end of the game, UNH stayed strong and topped Vermont, 2-1.
Correa picked up the win in net for New Hampshire after making two saves on the three shots she faced. Ramos made seven saves on the nine shots sent her way.
The Wildcats are back in action when they travel to Albany Thursday, Oct. 11. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.