DURHAM, N.H.-The University of New Hampshire field hockey team remained undefeated at home this season with a 2-1 victory over Delaware Friday. The Wildcats improve to 11-6 overall and 6-1 in the AMERICA EAST Conference. Delaware drops to 9-10 overall and 4-3 in conference play.
Freshman midfielder Nicole Bartko (Greenwich, Conn.) put the Wildcats on the board 1-0 under five minutes into the game off an assist from sophomore midfielder Cameron Schmitz (Cos Cob, Conn.). Freshman forward Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) tipped the ball past Delaware goalie Kelly Ottati to extend the Wildcat lead five minutes later. Junior midfielder Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.) assisted on the goal.
The two teams battled back and forth until Delaware sophomore Juli Byrd put one past UNH goaltender Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) to cut the lead 2-1 in the second half.
The second half belonged to Delaware with the Fightin' Blue Hens managing 11 shots on goal. Impressive goaltending by Agulay kept Delaware from scoring the equalizer.
Agulay finished with 11 saves, nine of which came in the second half. Ottati tallied four saves in the loss.
The Wildcats host Towson University in the final home game of the season, Sunday at 1 p.m.