DURHAM, N.H. - Dartmouth College netted two quick first-half goals and fended off the University of New Hampshire's second-half surge to record a 2-1 women's soccer victory Sunday afternoon at Lewis Field.
Trailing 2-0 at the half, New Hampshire (2-3-0) pulled within one goal on a goal by Marky Solomon (Foster, R.I.) in the 79th minute. Angeline Alexakos (Bedford, N.H.) initiated the scoring sequence on a touch to the right wing, where Kristy Hemsley (St. Bruno, Quebec) served the ball into the box. Solomon one-touched the ball and fired her shot under the crossbar. Dartmouth (1-0-0) regained control in the closing five minutes to secure the victory.
The visitors opened the game strong and took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute on a goal by Laura Ashley, whose shot was low inside the right post. Just 1:54 later, Mary McVeigh's blast from 18 yards sailed under the crossbar for a two-goal advantage.
UNH goalkeeper Steph Springer (Solana Beach, Calif.) kept the Wildcats close in the first half and finished with five saves. Dartmouth's Kristin Luckenbill was not credited with a save.
New Hampshire begins a seven-game road streak Sept. 15 (4 p.m.) against Providence College. The Wildcats' next home game is Oct. 13 (3 p.m.) against Vermont.