DURHAM, N.H.. – Sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.) stopped three shots to record her fourth career shutout as the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team defeated Drexel University, 1-0, in Friday afternoon’s America East matchup at Lewis Field.
UNH improved to 5-11-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the conference. Drexel is now 4-12-0 and winless in eight league games.
New Hampshire controlled play in the first half and generated a 17-1 shot advantage, but Drexel goalie Sara Peranteau turned aside all four shots on goal to keep the game scoreless going into halftime. Peranteau finished with 10 saves.
The Wildcats, who outshots their guests 29-8 overall, took a 1-0 lead in the 55th minute. Molly Blessing (Amherst, N.H.) dribbled along the endline to the right post to draw Peranteau, then made a centering pass to Farrell Swain (West Simsbury, Conn.), who touched the ball into the open net.
Ouellette and the UNH defense kept Drexel at bay the rest of the way.
New Hampshire concludes its 2000 season Oct. 29 against Hofstra University. Starting time for "Senior Day" is 1 p.m.