DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer sophomore forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield) tallied the games only goal in the 89th minute of play to lift the Wildcats past America East rival Stony Brook on Thursday afternoon played at Lewis Field.
The game winning goal came during the 88:30 mark when junior forward Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge) delivered a feed to Hourihan who shot the ball seven yards out and tallied the game’s only goal in the top left corner of the net. Hourihan leads the team in goals with four this season. The Wildcats almost scored earlier in the contest, but senior Amanda Wiggins (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) was called for an intentional hand ball in the box and as a result the Wildcats and Seawolves remained scoreless until Hourihan’s late heroics.
UNH held the 13-8 advantage in shots, while each team committed 11 fouls on the afternoon. Senior goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y/Kenmore West) notched her fifth shutout of the season in the victory, recording three saves in the process.
With the win, UNH improves to 5-8-0 overall and 3-3-0 in the conference, while the Seawolves drop to 7-6-1 overall and 2-3-0 in conference play.
The Wildcats have won two straight matches, but face their biggest challenge of the season when they travel to face No. 10 ranked and America East leader Boston University on Sunday (0ct. 15) in a pivotal conference match at 1:00 p.m.