UNH women's lacrosse rolls past Binghamton, 22-1

DURHAM, N.H. -- Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) netted seven goals, including the 100th of her career, to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Friday afternoon's 22-1 America East victory against Binghamton University at Memorial Field.

UNH extended its winning streak to nine games - one less than the school record of 10 established in 1991 - to improve to 10-4 overall and 3-0 in America East. Binghamton is now 4-8, 1-2.

Burnap entered the game with 97 goals and became the eighth Wildcat to reach the 100-goal milestone on her third tally of the game, which came at 6:30 of the first half and gave UNH a 5-0 lead. The seven tallies increased her season total to 49 and her career point total to 129, which vaulted Burnap to No. 9 on the program's all-time points list.

Sarah Cahill (Lexington, Mass.) netted the first of her career-high four goals with 44 seconds elapsed from the opening draw to open the scoring; she also had an assist to match her career high of five points.

Following Burnap's first strike of the game at 2:11, Katie Leland (Timonium, Md.) recorded the first of her four points - she finished with two goals and two assists - with a goal at 3:22 that extended UNH's advantage to 3-0. The Wildcats methodically pulled away for an 11-0 lead midway through the first half and a 15-0 advantage at halftime.

New Hampshire's lead grew to 20-0 in the second half before Bearcats' leading scorer Becky Green scored at 49:00.

UNH starting goalkeeper Stacey Plati (Nashua, N.H.) shut out Binghamton in the first half on two saves. Julie Bevad (Sea Cliff, N.Y.), who entered the game at the start of the second half, was not credited with a save. Binghamton goalie Christa Quon was credited with 12 saves.

Jill Albee (Pembroke, N.H.), Cristina Covucci (Concord, Mass.) and Leanne Ferretti (Sound Beach, N.Y.) each tallied three points. Albee tied her personal-best mark of three goals, Covucci established career highs of two assists and three points and Ferretti also set new personal bests with her three assists and points.

Kelly Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) also had a multiple-point game with two goals and two assists for four points. Other goal scorers for UNH were Kristin Blanchette (Sudbury, Mass.), Laura Dosdall (Wellesley, Mass.) and Alexa Webster (Aurora, Colo.).

The Wildcats generated a 42-8 advantage in shots and a 21-10 edge in ground balls.

New Hampshire returns to action April 25 at home vs. the University at Albany. Game time at Memorial Field is 1 p.m.

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