AMHERST, Mass. - Cameron Schmitz (Cos Cob, Conn.) evened the score at 1-1 midway through the first half but the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was defeated, 3-1, by host University of Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon.
UNH is now 1-2 on the season while UMass improved to 2-0.
Schmitz, a junior back, scored her first collegiate goal with help from classmate Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) at 17:20 of the first half. UMass, which opened the scoring 7:51 into the contest, took a 2-1 lead into halftime on a Kristen Schmidt goal at 4:16. The Minutewomen extended the cushion to 3-1 with 11:29 remaining in the game.
UNH senior goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) recorded 13 saves. Her UMass counterpart, Zowie Tucker, stopped three shots.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 8 (1 p.m.) at Yale. The home opener is Sept. 22 vs. Drexel at 3:30 p.m.