TOWSON, Md. - Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) scored two goals, including the game-winner, and assisted on another to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to a 3-2 America East victory against Towson University at Minnegan Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
UNH, now 13-6 overall and 7-1 in the conference, is the No. 1 seed in the America East Championships, which will be held Nov. 2 & 4 at Boston University (the highest seed with artificial turf). UNH won the conference title in 1998. Towson ends its season at 4-16 and 0-8 in the league.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 23:32 of the first half when Boyer scored on a penalty corner with the help of Allie Lehmann (Granby, Conn.) and Tami Street (Kingston, N.Y.).
Towson took a 2-1 lead into halftime on goals by Joann Engstrom (21:20) and Jessie Bucheim (8:37).
New Hampshire tied the game 1:54 into the second half on a Lehmann tally. Boyer earned an assist on the play. Boyer, once again with the help of Lehmann and Street on a penalty corner, then provided the game-winning goal at 21:01.
UNH goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario) recorded five saves. TU's Betsy Crossman stopped 14 shots.