New Hampshire field hockey falls to Yale, 4-1
Kaitlyn Skelley

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Senior co-captain Kaitlyn Skelley (Wolfeboro, N.H.) gave the University of New Hampshire field hockey team a 1-0 lead, but host Yale University closed the game with four consecutive goals to record a 4-1 non-conference victory Sunday afternoon.

UNH had its two-game winning streak snapped and is now 5-9. Yale is 4-8.

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 18:25 on Skelley's fourth goal of the year, which was set up by MacKenzie Stuart (Washington Depot, Conn.). It was Stuart's team-leading eighth assist of the season.

Yale tied the game 1:22 later, however, on the first of three goals by Lindsay Collins. Cat Lindroth gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead at 28:49 and Collins struck again with 22 seconds remaining in the half to increase Yale's advantage to 3-1.

Collins scored again at 40:25, prompting a UNH timeout. The Wildcats settled down and controlled play the rest of the way but could not cut into the deficit.

UNH goalkeeper Margaux Shute (Norridgewock, Maine) recorded seven saves while Yale counterpart Kate Crandall stopped six shots.

"We got caught on our heels a little bit," UNH head coach Robin Balducci said. "But after the timeout we took control but just couldn't finish off or get that bounce. I was pleased with the way we made changes that half."

New Hampshire returns to action Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 14 vs. Maine. Game time at Memorial Field is 3 p.m.

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