FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The University of New Hampshire women's soccer team generated an 18-8 shot advantage, including a 10-4 edge in shots on goal, but Colorado College broke a scoreless tie in the 84th minute en route to Sunday afternoon's 1-0 victory at Stewart Field.
The Wildcats are now 3-3-0 in 2002 and the Tigers improved to 2-3-0.
Rebecca Carroll scored the lone goal of the game when her sharp-angle shot just outside the box cleared a wall of UNH defenders and goalkeeper Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) to sail into the goal at 83:01.
Carroll's goal was the first in over 200 minutes of action between the 'Cats and Tigers over the past two seasons. Last year in Durham, the teams played to a scoreless tie through 90 minutes of regulation and 30 more in overtime.
MacKay, who entered the game at the start of the second half, finished with two saves for UNH. Starting goalkeeper Kristen Ouellette (Weatogue, Conn.) held Colorado College scoreless over the opening 45 mintues with one save. CC counterpart Meghann Loseke made 10 saves, including seven in the second half.
This was the third consecutive Wildcat match decided by one goal, and five of New Hampshire's six games have been decided by one goal. UNH is 1-2 over the past three games and 2-3 overall.
New Hampshire returns to action Sept 22 (1 pm) with its America East opener at the University at Albany. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 4 (3:30 p.m.) vs. conference rival Boston University.