New Hampshire field hockey blanked by Delaware, 1-0

DURHAM, N.H. - Leah Geib scored 8:19 into the game and it proved to be the difference as the University of Delaware defeated the University of New Hampshire 1-0 in Sunday afternoon's America East field hockey matchup at Memorial Field.

UNH had its four-game winning streak snapped and is now 5-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Delaware improved to 6-1, 2-0 with its fourth consecutive victory.

Geib scored on her own rebound deep in the circle and the Fightin' Blue Hens carried play for most of the half and generated a 12-7 shot advantage. New Hampshire's best opportunity to tie the game occurred at 3:07, when the Wildcats were awarded a penalty stroke. The shot from Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) sailed high over the crossbar, however.

Delaware continued to control play early in the second half but could not extend its one-goal advantage. UNH gained momentum in the final 10 minutes but could not sustain an attack inside the circle.

UNH goalie Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) turned aside a career-high 12 shots and her counterpart, Stephanie Judefind, was credited with four saves.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 28 (3 p.m.) at Hofstra. The next home game for the Wildcats is Oct. 5 against Northeastern. Game time is 4 p.m.

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