New Hampshire women's soccer edged by Dartmouth, 3-2

HANOVER, N.H. - Freshman Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) scored two goals but the Dartmouth College women's soccer team recorded a 3-2 victory against the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wildcats (2-6-3) took a 1-0 lead in the third minute when Best, who is now tied for the team lead in goals, converted a pass from Shannon Oltman (Edmonds, Wash.) into a goal.

Dartmouth (3-2-0) went in front, 2-1, on goals by Annie Gibson (13:43) and Mary McVeigh (22:31). The scoring flurry continued and UNH tied the game, 2-2, at 27:17 when Best netted her second goal of the game - this time unassisted.

The game remained tied at the half, then Laura Ashley, with the help of Gibson, scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 77:19.

UNH junior goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Simsbury, Conn.) went the distance and recorded 11 saves. Darmouth's Julia Shields was not credited with a save in the first half and Anne Marbarger registered one save while holding UNH scoreless over the final 45 minutes.

New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 6 (12 pm) at Drexel University. The next home match for the Wildcats is Oct. 14 vs. Northeastern University. Game time at Lewis Fields is 1 p.m.

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