Durham, N.H. – University of New Hampshire women’s soccer forward Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) delivered the game winning goal in the 75th minute of play to lift the Wildcats to a 2-0 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday played at Lewis Field.
UNH (2-4-0) snaps a three game losing streak, while the Red Foxes (2-4-0) drop their third straight.
Marist held the 21-11 advantage in shots for the contest, but struggled to find the back of the net as Wildcat goalkeeper Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) was spectacular in goal, posting a season-high 10 saves and recording her second shutout.
After a scoreless first half of play, the Wildcats finally got on the scoreboard when sophomore forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.) crossed the ball to Gonzalez-Medina who dropped a header into the right corner of the net from five-yards for her first goal of the season. Minutes later, Sheehan made another perfect cross from ten-yards out and found the foot of sophomore forward Sara Hourihan (Lynnfield, Mass.) who chipped the ball over the hands of Marist goalkeeper Caitlin Nazarechuk in the 83rd minute for her team-leading third goal of the season.
UNH is back in action on Wednesday (Sept. 20) when they travel to non-conference opponent Holy Cross for a 7:00 p.m. start.