WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) scored the game winning goal for the University of New Hampshire as the Wildcats defeated the College of the Holy Cross 2-1 Wednesday.
UNH trailed 1-0 after one half of play until junior Sue Abbene (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) tied the game on a feed from sophomore Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.) at 62:59. The assist was Alexakos' second of the season.
Minutes later Thornton netted her first goal of the season and the game-winner off a corner kick from sophomore Farrell Swain (West Simsbury, Conn.). The assist was Swain's second of the season and she now shares the team lead with Alexakos.
Wildcat goalkeeper junior Stephanie Springer (Solana Beach, Cal.) continued her strong play in goal, picking up four saves and improving her goals against average to 1.20 and her save percentage to .810.
UNH's next game at home vs. Harvard University on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m.