New Hampshire field hockey overwhelms Albany, 13-1

DURHAM, N.H. - Lizzy Duffy (Oak Park, Ill.) and Heidi Anderson (Hampton Falls, N.H.) both scored three goals to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 13-1 America East victory against the University at Albany at Memorial Field.

UNH, which set school records for goals in a game and widest margin of victory, improved to 9-4 overall and 2-0 in America East. The previous UNH benchmark for goals in a game was 10, which happened vs. West Chester in 1994 ; the widest margin of victory was nine goals (9-0 vs. Maine-Gorham in 1977). Albany is now 4-8, 0-3.

Samantha Carr (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Anderson scored goals 33 seconds apart - at 3:13 and 3:46 - to give the Wildcats a quick 2-0 lead. Duffy scored consecutive goals at 5:09 and 8:18 to increase the advantage to 4-0.

The trend of UNH players scoring consecutive goals continued with Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) at 12:22 and 15:07, then Marcie Boyer (Dillsburg, Pa.) scored at 17:22 and 19:57 to give the 'Cats an 8-0 lead.

New Hampshire took that 8-0 lead into halftime and Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) extended the advantage to 9-0 1:48 into the second half. Duffy completed her hat trick at 38:07, then Anderson tallied goals at 48:10 and 59:29 before Kristen Weldon (Avon, Conn.) completed the scoring at 68:03.

Albany ended the shutout when Lisa Burline scored an unassisted goal at 64:33.

UNH starting goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) played 28:44 and was credited with one save. Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.) went the final 41:16 and made four saves. She allowed the lone Great Dane goal.

Albany starting goalkeeper Megan Akstin exited the game at 11:19. She was charged with four goals and credited with three saves. Michele DeCuffa went the rest of the way and stopped 13 shots.

The 13 goals matched the highest total of any Division I team this season. Old Dominion set the mark earlier this season against Towson.

New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 16 (7 p.m.) at the University of Massachusetts. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 18 vs. Boston University. Game time at Memorial Field is 3:30 p.m.

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