AMHERST, Mass. - Juniors Jada Emery (Princeton, N.J.) and Kelli Kurtz (Schwenksville, Pa.) and sophomore Tracey Drown (Nashua, N.H.) each scored a pair of goals, but the University of New Hampshire downed the University of Massachusetts, 10-6, in women¹s lacrosse action this afternoon at Richard F. Garber Field.
The Wildcats took at quick 2-0 lead in the first five minutes of the first half, but Drown scored at the 17:30 mark, cutting the New Hampshire lead in half. Emery picked up the first of her two assists on Drown's first goal of the season. Five minutes later Emery scored an unassisted goal to tie the game. After Jessie Groszkowski regained the lead for the Wildcats, Kurtz scored her fifth goal of the season with just 1:30 left in the half to tie the game.
The Wildcats, once again, came out firing in the second half and took a quick 5-3 lead at the 26:40 mark. Less than an minute later, Drown received a pass from Emery and scored her second goal of the game to cut the lead to one, but the Wildcats won the ensuing face-off and scored just five seconds after Drown. Less than two minutes later, Meg Clavin scored a goal off a free-position and gave New Hampshire its biggest advantage at three goals.
Two minutes later Emery scored her second of the game to bring Massachusetts back within two goals, but the Wildcats scored the next three goals to seal the victory.
Junior Cyndi Doyle (Bridgewater, Vt.) and sophomore Emma Butcher (Bucks, England) combined to make11 saves in cage for the Minutewomen, while Danielle Martin made 12 saves for the Wildcats.
With the loss, Massachusetts falls to 3-1 on the season, while the Wildcats improve to 1-2. The Minutewomen will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday, March 16, to open up Atlantic 10 play against George Washington. Game-time is set for 12:00 p.m.