New Hampshire field hockey felled by Iowa, 9-1

DURHAM, N.H. - Margot McMahon scored three goals to lead the University of Iowa field hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 9-1 non-conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at Memorial Field.

UNH, which had been unbeaten at home this season, had its two-game winning streak snapped and is now 2-2. Iowa leveled its 2003 record at 2-2 with its second win in as many days.

New Hampshire pressured early and took a 1-0 lead at 11:36 on a penalty corner. Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) put the ball in play to the top of the circle, where Lauren Bruce (Amherst, N.Y.) pushed the ball over to MacKenzie Stuart (Washington, Depot, Conn.), who scored her first career goal with a low, hard shot.

Sarah Dawson (two goals, assist) and Lindsay Miller (goal, assist) gave the visitors a 2-1 lead with goals at 18:25 and 21:24, respectively. Iowa took that one-goal lead into halftime, then pulled away with four goals in an eight minute span early in the second half.

Pattie Gillern ignited the surge at 41:18 and was followed by Dawson (44:54) and McMahon (45:35 and 49:46). Iowa continued to pull away with goals by Kelly Slattery (56:30), Heather Schnepf (58:23) and McMahon (61:42).

UNH goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) recorded 13 saves while Iowa counterpart Barbara Weinberg was credited with two saves.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 13 vs. Ohio University at the University of Michigan. The next Wildcat home game is Sept. 19 vs. Yale, in what will be the first night game at Memorial Field. Game time is 7 p.m.

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