New Hampshire's Buckley named Player of the Week

BOSTON - Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.), a sophomore goalkeeper on the University of New Hampshire field hockey team, was named Player of the Week by America East on Monday.

Buckley had a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .882 save percentage in games against 15th-ranked Boston College and Maine last week. She recorded double digits in saves for the sixth time this season with 10 in the regular-season finale, a 2-1 victory at Maine on Nov. 2 that gave UNH a share of the America East regular-season title.

For the season, Buckley has a 1.87 GAA and a .794 save percentage with a 12-7 record and two shutouts in 19 games (all starts). Her statistics improve to a 0.91 GAA and a .879 save percentage in five conference games.

Second-seeded UNH (12-7 overall, 4-1 America East) and No. 3 Maine will meet in the semifinals of the America East Championships on Nov. 8 at Northeastern University. That game will begin 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first semifinal game (Northeastern vs. Vermont), which begins at one o'clock. The title game is Nov. 10 (2 p.m.) and the winner of that game receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships.

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