, R.I. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team dropped their first game of the season in a tight contest as non-conference rival Brown University outlasted the visiting Wildcats, 3-2, on Friday evening played at Stevenson Field.
Brown held a quick 1-0 advantage early in the contest as forward Lindsay Cunningham received a perfect feed from teammate Jill Mansfield to tally her first goal of the season. The Wildcats delivered two straight goals in the following minutes. Junior midfielder Caitlyn Serafine (Canandaigua, N.Y.) registered her first goal on a penalty kick to even the score during the 15th minute. The Wildcats reclaimed the lead in the 24th minute of action when sophomore forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) found classmate Sarah Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) who in-return found the back of the net for her first goal of the 2006 campaign.
The Bears, however, managed to finish the first half strong when Mica Baynard scored via a double assist by teammates Bridget Ballard and Jill Mansfield during the 36th minute. The Bears used the momentum throughout the second half and scored the game winner in the 77th minute of action from Bridget Ballard.                                             
Brown held the advantage in shots, 22-10, and UNH goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) kept busy throughout the game posting eight saves in the loss. The Wildcats (1-1-0) square-off against the Friars of Providence College on Sunday. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.  
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