New Hampshire women's soccer upended by Boston U., 4-0

DURHAM, N.H. -- Meghann Cook recorded two goals and an assist to propel the Boston University women's soccer team to Friday afternoon's 4-0 America East victory against the University of New Hampshire at Lewis Fields.

UNH, which had its four-game winning streak come to an end, is now 6-5-2 overall and 2-1-0 in America East. BU improved to 10-2-1, 2-1-0.

Cook quickly gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead when her blast from 20 yards out sailed into the upper-right corner of the net at 2:13. Lauren Erwin set up the tally with a touch to the right wing for Cook. BU continued to carry play and extended the advantage to 2-0 in the 19th minute when Cook's service on a right corner kick was headed just under the crossbar by Susan Marschall.

UNH's best scoring chance in the first half came in the 25th minute, when a centering pass by Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) resulted in a close-range shot from Julie Wernig (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) that was driven wide of the right post.

The Terriers generated a 12-2 shot advantage in the first half and took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

Alex Riccomini scored in the 76th minute when her shot from 25 yards in the center of the field sailed into the left-center of the cage. Melissa Shulman set up the tally with a centering pass from the right wing. Cook capped the scoring with 5:01 to play when the tackled the ball away and fired a shot from 30 yards under the crossbar.

UNH goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.), who hadn't allowed a goal in two previous conference games, suffered her first career loss in a six-save effort. BU starting goalie Stephanie Dreyer earned the win as she played the first half and was credited with one save. Christina Reuter played the second half and also stopped one shot.

UNH returns to action Oct. 10 (1 p.m.) at Northeastern University. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 15 vs. the University of Vermont. Game time at Bremner Field is 7 p.m.

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