BURLINGTON, Vt. - Junior Marika Posehn (Duncan, British Columbia) tallied a career-high three points and senior goalkeeper Ally Yost (Langhorne, Pa.) stopped eight shots as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team used a total effort to shut out the University of Vermont, 3-0, Thursday afternoon at Centennial Field.
The Wildcats improve to 3-11-1 on the season, including 2-3-0 in America East play, while the Catamounts fall to 1-10-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the conference.
UNH jumped on the board in the 15th minute when Posehn's corner kick bent toward the far post and went through the hands of Vermont goalkeeper Eliza Bradley and into the back of the net for the first goal of her career and a 1-0 Wildcat lead.
The Wildcats doubled their lead in the 60th minute when senior Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) found the back of the net for the first time this season by using her head to redirect the ball past Bradley and into the left side of the goal. Senior Jenna Duncan (Ivyland, Pa.) earned her first collegiate point with an assist on the play.
Sophomore Jordyn Krall (Duxbury, Mass.) gave the Wildcats a commanding 3-0 lead in the 73rd minute with the first goal of her collegiate career. Posehn's pass set up a 1-on-1 for Krall, who beat Bradley and knocked her out of the match. The Catamounts removed Bradley, who made five saves, and replaced her with Alyssa Kelly. Kelly stopped one shot in just under 18 minutes. Posehn was named UNH's America East Player of the Game, while Jess Herbst won the honors for Vermont.
Yost, meanwhile, was once again stellar in net as she stopped every shot she faced for her third shutout of the season and seventh of her career.
The Wildcats outshot the Catamounts 9-5 in each half for an 18-10 advantage in shots. Each team earned two corner kicks.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. when they play host to the University of Maine at Lewis Fields.