New Hampshire field hockey outlasts Dartmouth College, 4-3

DURHAM, N.H. - Allie Lehmann (Granby, Conn.) scored on a penalty corner at 8:38 of the second overtime session to lift the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 4-3 victory against Dartmouth College at Memorial Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Lehmann, who also netted the game-winner Sunday vs. Harvard University, began the scoring sequence by triggering the ball into play to Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.) at the top of the circle. Street stopped the ball for Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.), who already had two goals to her credit. Russell's shot towards the left side of the cage was re-directed past Dartmouth goalkeeper Brittany D'Augustine by Lehmann.

Dartmouth (5-2) took a 2-0 lead in the first half. Rebekkah Stucker scored off a rebound from teammate Lauren Welsh's shot at 25:15 and Welsh scored on a penalty corner at 10:37.

New Hampshire (7-5) pulled even before halftime, however. Samantha Carr (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) recorded her first collegiate points with a goal at 4:31. Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) set up the score. Russell tied the game, 2-2, on a penalty stroke with 1:52 remaining in the half. Her shot high to the left side beat goalie Kirsten Anderson, who entered the game just to face the stroke.

The Wildcats took a 3-2 lead on a quick counterattack by Russell at 15:30 of the second half. She slipped behind the Big Green defense, maneuvered around D'Augustine at the top of the circle and pushed the ball into the open cage.

Dartmouth forced the extra frames when Carolyn Steele put in her own rebound with 1:31 left in regulation.

UNH's Jaime Ehret (Old Greenwich, Corn.) nearly ended the game in the first 15-minute overtime session. She shifted past D'Augustine on a counterattack but her shot was knocked away from the goalmouth by Caitlin Barrett.

New Hampshire goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) finished with nine saves. D'Augustine stopped 11 shots, including seven in the first half.

New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 11 at house against America East rival Boston University. Game time at Memorial Field is 3:30 p.m.

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