New Hampshire field hockey edged by Ohio, 3-1

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Junior goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) recorded a season-high 17 saves but the University of New Hampshire field hockey team was defeated by Ohio University, 3-1, in Saturday afternoon's neutral-site game at the University of Michigan.

Ohio (1-3) quickly took a 1-0 lead when Elizabeth Holtzman scored off a penalty corner 3:05 into the game. They maintained that one-goal advantage and extended the margin to 2-0 with a Lindsay Rothenberger goal at 39:54.

UNH (2-3) trimmed the deficit to 2-1 soon thereafter when Caitlin Gillen (New Preston, Conn.) scored an unassisted goal off a penalty corner at 46:52.

Ohio secured the victory when Tanja Konijn scored on a penalty stroke with 3:05 remaining in the game.

Ashley Pitkin was credited with four saves in defense of the Ohio goal.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 14 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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