New Hampshire field hockey blanks Harvard, 1-0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Jennie Peyser (Rye, N.H.) broke a scoreless tie with 10:05 remaining in the game and Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) stopped a season-high 10 shots to record her first career shutout in the University of New Hampshire's 1-0 victory against Harvard University in Sunday afternoon's field hockey action at Jordan Field.

UNH completed a weekend sweep of Ivy League competition - the Wildcats defeated Yale, 2-1 in overtime, on Friday - to improve to 3-3 overall. Harvard is now 1-1.

Peyser, who scored her first career goal earlier this season vs. UMass, scored her second career goal when she gathered the rebound from her original shot. The goal was set up by a quick counterattack when senior tri-captain Kaitlin Carney (Farmington, Conn.) intercepted the ball at midfield and converted a pass upfield to Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.), who in turn found Peyser inside the circle.

New Hampshire controlled play in the first half and generated an 11-4 shot advantage. Harvard goalie Katie Zacarian was up to the task, however, as she recorded 10 of her 15 saves in the first half to keep the game scoreless.

The Crimson held a 15-6 shot advantage in the final 35 minutes, but Buckley kept them out of the scoring column with eight saves.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 12 against Connecticut. Game time at Harvard's Jordan Field is 3 p.m. The next Wildcat game at Memorial Field is Sept. 16 (1 p.m.) vs. Rhode Island.

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