DURHAM, N.H. - Jaime Ehret (Old Greenwich, Conn.) scored with 9:45 remaining in the game to lift the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 2-1 America East victory against No. 20 Drexel University at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon.
New Hampshire (4-4 overall, 1-0 conference) trailed 1-0 at the half but rallied to tie the game when Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.) scored on a penalty stroke with 28:27 to play. Drexel goalkeeper Heather Haigh (seven saves) had no chance on Russell's shot into the upper-left corner.
The Wildcats continued to gain momentum and took a 2-1 lead on Ehret's low blast from the top of the circle.
Drexel (6-3, 0-1), which fired 23 first-half shots, was limited to just one second-half shot and was unable to gain possession inside the circle the rest of the way.
The Dragons took a 1-0 lead at 1:22 when Jenny O'Donnell pulled UNH goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) out to the right wing and executed a centering pass to Pamie Zukowski. She fired a low shot into the open cage.
Agulay finished with eight saves, all of which came in the first half, including a stop on a Zukowski penalty stroke 3:03 into the game.
New Hampshire returns to action with a Sept. 24 home game against Hofstra. Game time at Memorial Field is 1p.m.