CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Katie White (Glens Falls, N.Y.) and Caitlin Gillen (New Preston, Conn.) scored first-half goals and Jen Stamp (Tyngsboro, Mass.) struck in the second half to lead the University of New Hampshire field hockey team to Tuesday night's 3-2 America East victory against Boston University at MIT's Omni Field.
UNH (4-4 overall, 1-0 America East) dominated play early with strong midfield play and built a 3-0 lead. BU (4-3, 0-1) closed with a flourish to trim the deficit to 3-2, but the Wildcats regrouped and fended off the Terriers down the stretch for the victory.
White scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season at 16:52 to give the 'Cats a 1-0 lead, then Gillen's tally with 32 seconds remaining in the first half extended the advantage to two goals.
New Hampshire, which generated a 4-0 shot advantage in the first half, continued to carry play early in the second half. Stamp scored UNH's third unassisted goal of the game at 46:08 for a 3-0 advantage.
With 15 minutes remaining, BU began to build pressure in the offensive zone. That pressure finally produced a Lindsey Domers goal at 65:41 and Celeste Hubbard scored 73 seconds later to pull the Terrriers within one goal, 3-2.
UNH goalkeeper Chrsitine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) held the host team at bay the rest of the way, however, and finished the game with two saves. BU goalie Erin Prediger was credited with one save.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 26 (3 p.m.) at Providence College. The next Wildcat home game is Sept. 28 vs. fourth-ranked Duke University. Game time at Memorial Field is 12 p.m.