New Hampshire women's lax surges past Brown, 11-8

DURHAM, N.H. - Senior co-captain Sue Yund (Castleton, N.Y.) scored four goals, including the game-winning tally, to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Wednesday afternoon's 11-8 non-conference victory against Brown University at Memorial Field.

With the game tied 8-8 midway through the second half, Yund netted a free position goal at 48:14 to give UNH (3-3, 0-0 America East) a lead it would not relinquish. Meagan Clavin (Grantham, N.H.; two goals, assist), the other senior co-captain, increased the Wildcats' advantage to 10-8 at 50:29 and Yund scored 35 seconds later to extend the lead to three goals, 11-8.

UNH goalkeeper Danielle Martin (Ellicott City, Md.) stopped two shots over the final nine minutes and finished with 10 saves to secure the victory.

Brown (2-4, 0-1 Ivy League) took a quick 1-0 lead on the first of Christine Anneberg's four goals 32 seconds into the game. UNH's Jessie Groszkowski (Reistertown, Md.; two goals, assist) responded with a goal 39 seconds later to tie the game, 1-1 and the 'Cats built a 3-1 lead on tallies by Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) at 3:09 and Yund at 8:34.

The Bears called time out and potted five consecutive goals to regain the lead. Rebekah Rottenberg (two goals) and Sarah Passano pulled Brown even with goals at 9:15 and 11:45, respectively. Anneberg scored consecutive goals at 14:17, 17:55 and 18:46 to give the visitors a 6-3 cushion.

The 'Cats trimmed the deficit to 6-4 before intermission on a Clavin goal with 2:57 remaining in the first half.

New Hampshire pulled even early in the second half on tallies by Groszkowski (34:03) and Laura Dosdall (Wellesley, Mass.; 37:31), but Rottenberg scored 61 seconds after Dosdall's game-tying goal to give Brown its third lead of the game, 7-6. Yund and Molly Cherington (Meriden, N.H.) scored within 27 seconds - at 40:19 and 40:46, respectively - to put UNH back on top, 8-7.

Anneberg knotted the score, 8-8, at 42:26 but the Bears were held scoreless the rest of the way, in part due to UNH's patient perimeter offense that was able to control possession of the ball.

Brown goalie Niki Caggiano finished with 11 saves, 10 of which came in the first half.

UNH has not allowed the opposition to score in double figures in six games this season. It is the longest such streak since the 1993 team limited opponents to single figures in eight consecutive games. With two goals, Groszkowski has recorded a multiple-goal game in all six contests.

New Hampshire opens its America East slate April 5 (2 p.m.) at the University of Vermont. The Wildcats return to action at Memorial Field on April 6 against Northwestern University. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

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