WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team netted three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 9 seconds, but the University of Hartford recorded a 5-3 America East victory Sunday afternoon.
UNH had its two-game winning streak snapped and is now 5-8-3 overall and 4-3-1 in the conference.
The Hawks (12-2-0, 8-0-0) built an early 2-0 lead on goals by Sandra Kayulu and Tini Lyng at 4:54 and 6:36, respectively. Hartford extended the lead to 4-0 before intermission on tallies by Malin Engman in the 14th minute and Kayulu at 32:43. Jeanette Akerlund opened the second-half scoring at 59:23 to give Hartford a five-goal advantage.
Jacquelyn Kendall (Belchertown, Mass.) started UNH's scoring surge with an unassisted goal at 85:45. Sarah Sargent (Glastonbury, Conn.), who scored two goals Friday against the University of Vermont, netted goals 43 seconds apart - at 87:11 and 87:54 - to trim the deficit to 5-3 with 2:06 remaining in the game. Chiara Best (Rose Valley, Pa.) set up Sargent's first tally and Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) earned an assist on UNH's third goal of the game.
UNH starting goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Simsbury, Conn.) recorded five saves and surrendered five goals before exiting the game at 69:40. Elizabeth MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) played the final 20:20 in net and held Hartford scoreless while making one save.
Hartford goalie Anne Lise Nilssen was credited with one save.
New Hampshire's next match is Oct. 26 at home vs. Towson University. Game time at Lewis Fields is 3 p.m.