KINGSTON, R.I. - Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) broke a scoreless tie with 18:13 remaining in the game and Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) recorded 10 saves to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 1-0 victory against the University of Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon.
New Hampshire improved to 3-4 overall and Rhode Island fell to 3-3.
Following a scoreless first half, Boyer's unassisted goal gave the Wildcats a 1-0 advantage. She leads the team in both goals (four) and points (nine) this season.
It was the first shutout of the season for Agulay, who now has 12.5 career shutouts. Through seven games, she has a .822 save percentage and a 2.49 goals-against-average.
URI goalkeeper Amanda Heryla stopped 11 shots, including eight in the first half.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 22 in its home opener against Drexel University, which is ranked No. 19 in this week's poll. Game time at Memorial Field is 3:30 p.m.