New Hampshire field hockey falls to Harvard, 4-0

DURHAM, N.H. -- Julie Lane and Gretchen Fuller both scored two goals to lead the Harvard University field hockey team to Thursday afternoon's 4-0 non-conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at Memorial Field.

UNH is now 1-3 overall and Harvard is 2-0.

Fuller gave the Crimson a lead they would not relinquish when she redirected Tiffany Egnaczyk's hit from the top of the circle off a penalty corner at 7:27. Lane increased the lead to 2-0 at 11:32 when she swept in a centering pass from Kate Gannon.

Fuller struck again at 19:09 as her initial shot was stopped by UNH's Samantha Geary (Norwood, Mass.) for a defensive save but she jammed the rebound into the cage. That prompted a Wildcat timeout, but Lane scored on another deflection off a penalty corner shot -- this time by Shelley Maasdorp -- to build a 4-0 advantage at 23:35.

UNH goalkeeper Christine Buckley (Walpole, Mass.) was credited with 11 saves, including eight in the first half. Harvard starting goalie Aliaa Remtilla played in the initial 51:11 and recorded five saves. Anne Haig went the rest of the way and was not credited with a save.

New Hampshire returns to action Sept. 18 vs. Ohio University (at the University of Iowa). The next Wildcat home game is Sept. 24 vs. Providence. Game time at Memorial Field is 7 p.m.

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