BURLINGTON, Vt. – Kayli Maxwell scored at 9:49 of overtime to lift the Davidson College field hockey team to Saturday afternoon’s 4-3 victory against the University of New Hampshire in the first day of action at the Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic at the University of Vermont’s Post Field.
UNH fell to 0-4 with the loss and Davidson improved to 2-2.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead just 17 seconds into the game on an unassisted goal by senior Emily Colton (Milton, Mass.) as she gathered the ball in the corner, charged along the line and tucked a shot past the goalkeeper.
Davidson pulled even on Jen Willis’ strike at 13:52. The teams entered halftime tied 1-1 and DC grabbed its first lead of the game, 2-1 on Maxwell’s first tally of the game at 38:34.
The Wildcats evened the score, 2-2, when freshman Mackenzie Granger (Princeton, Mass.) struck the ball out of the air from the goalmouth into the cage for her first career tally at 46:09. The ‘Cats went back in front, 3-2, at 52:14 off a penalty corner as the ball was worked around the perimeter and UNH put three shots on goal before Leah Boody (Amesbury, Mass.) finally scored. It also marked Boody’s first career tally.
Davidson scored the game-tying goal at 59:13 when Catherine Ransone scored off a rebound in heavy traffic. Both teams recorded two shots in overtime, but it was Maxwell’s hard shot from the top of the circle that went into the cage to end the game.
UNH goalkeeper Margaux Shute (Norridgewock, Maine) recorded six saves. DC goalies Brittany Rollek (67 minutes, 42 seconds; nine saves) and Rachel Kiselwich (12:07; two saves) combined for 11 saves. None of the goalies were credited with a save in the extra session.
New Hampshire returns to action with the conclusion of the Sheraton Catamount Field Hockey Classic on Sept. 10 (12:30 p.m.) against Miami (Ohio). The next Wildcats home game is Sept. 15 vs. Harvard University. Game time at Memorial Field is 7 p.m.