ORONO, Maine – Allie Lehmann (Granby, Conn.) recorded a goal and an assist and Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) added two assists to lead the 20th-ranked University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 3-1 America East victory at Morse Field on Saturday afternoon.
New Hampshire improved to 10-6 overall and remained atop the conference standings at 5-1. Maine is now 6-11 and 1-5 in the league.
Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 12:16 of the first half when she tipped in a shot by Cameron Schmitz (Cos Cob, Conn.). The ‘Cats took that one-goal advantage into halftime and extended it to 2-0 4:28 into the second half when Jessica Russell (Harrisville, R.I.), UNH’s leading scorer with 30 points, scored on a penalty corner. Boyer and Lehmann set up the tally.
Tara Bedard trimmed Maine’s deficit to 2-1 at 18:00, but New Hampshire re-established a two-goal lead (3-1) with 11:09 remaining on a goal by Lehmann. Boyer was credited with her second assist of the game.
UNH goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) recorded nine saves and counterpart Danielle Burke stopped seven shots defending Maine’s cage.
New Hampshire concludes its home slate Oct. 24 against Boston College. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m.