Kayleigh, a senior from Glenelg, Md., scored a team- and career-high five goals as part of a six-point effort that lifted the UNH women’s lacrosse team to a 12-9 victory against Binghamton University to keep the Wildcats’ America East postseason hopes alive.
The 5-foot-8 attacker also recorded a career-high seven draw controls and scored her five goals on five shots; the six points marked a season high and she did not commit a turnover.
Kayleigh recorded a point on both of UNH’s first two goals, then scored the first and last goals of a 4-0 run that broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Wildcats a lead they did not relinquish. She opened the second half scoring to ignite a 3-0 spurt that extended UNH’s lead to 10-5. When Binghamton closed within 10-9, Hinkle scored at 7:29 to push the advantage to two goals. She won the ensuing draw control and that led directly to another Wildcats’ goal on that possession.
Kayleigh is the only ‘Cat who has recorded a point all 13 games this season, and she has 10 multiple point efforts with seven multiple-goal games and multiple assists four times.
She leads the team in goals (26), ranks second in points (40) and is tied for second in assists (14). Hinkle is also atop the leaderboard in draw controls (40), shots (55) and shots on goal percentage (92.7%); furthermore, she is fourth in ground balls and second in shooting percentage (47.3%).
In 63 career games (58 starts), Kayleigh has amassed 76 goals and 66 assists for 142 points. She is currently No. 6 on the program’s all-time assist list and will enter the top 10 points list with 11 more tallies.