New Hampshire women's lax narrowly falls to Yale, 7-5

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Junior goalkeeper Danielle Martin (Ellicott City, Md.) recorded a career-high 18 saves, but the University of New Hampshire was edged by Yale University 7-5 in non-conference women's lacrosse action Wednesday afternoon at Johnson Field.

UNH, which opened the season March 4 with a 9-7 loss at No. 8 Dartmouth College, is now 0-2. This was the season opener for Yale.

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead on a Jessie Groszkowski (Riestertown, Md.) - her third of the season - but the Bulldogs scored the next three goals to take a 3-1 halftime lead.

Groszkowski scored two more goals in the second half to pace the Wildcat attack, but the visitors were never able to overcome the two-goal halftime deficit. Rookie Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) scored a goal for the second time in as many games and Sarah Cahill (Lexington, Mass.) potted her first goal of the season to account for the other UNH tallies. Senior co-captain Meagan Clavin (Grantham, N.H.) registered two assists and classmate Molly Cherington (meriden, N.H.) was credited with one assist.

Yale was led by Clarissa Clark, who recorded two goals and one assist.

New Hampshire returns to action March 14 (4 p.m.) at Massachusetts. The Wildcat home opener is scheduled for April 3 agsint Brown University. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

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