NORFOLK, Va. - The University of New Hampshire field hockey team had its winning streak halted at four games with Sunday afternoon's 8-0 loss to second-ranked Old Dominion University at Foreman Field.
UNH is now 4-3 overall, and one of its other three losses was a 4-1 setback to No. 1 ranked Maryland in the season opener. The Lady Monarchs improved to5-1.
Wildcat sophomore goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) made a career-high 22 saves, including 17 in the first half, before exiting the game with 15:55 remaining in the contest and UNH trailing 5-0. Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) made one save and allowed three goals the rest of the way. The 23 saves are the most by a New Hampshire team since Nov. 6, 1998, when Amy Agulay registered 22 saves.
ODU's goalkeeping tandem of Marybeth Freeman and Tina Walker combined for two saves.
New Hampshire kept the game close in the first half and trailed just 3-0 at halftime, but Old Dominion pulled away in the second half. Angie Loy led the offense with a goal and four assists. Tiffany Snow had two goals and an assist for the Lady Monarchs.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 21 (12 p.m.) at Rhode Island. The Wildcats are scheduled to play their home opener at renovated Memorial Field on Sept. 28 (1 p.m.) against Providence College.