WOMEN'S SOCCER SNAPS THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK
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DURHAM, N.H.
– Seniors Adriana Gonzalez-Medina (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) and Marianne Rivard (West Kingston, R.I.) scored goals four and a half minutes apart late in the game to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over conference-foe Binghamton University on Sunday at Lewis Fields.
   
The win halts the Wildcats’ three-game losing skid and improves their record to 5-4-1, while the Bearcats fall to 1-7-2.

With her team down 1-0 in the 74th minute, Gonzalez-Medina took a feed in the box from freshman midfielder Cassandra Guerra (DeWitt, N.Y.), and booted the ball over the head of Binghamton goalkeeper Erin Iman and into the left corner of the net.
   
The Wildcats scored again in the 78th minute when Rivard took a pass on the left side of the field from junior forward Michelle Sheehan (Belmont, Mass.), and from 30 yards out unleashed a kick that found the high corner of the right side of the back of the net, giving the Wildcats the 2-1 advantage they wouldn’t relinquish.
   
UNH got off to a bit of a slow start in the first half, and found itself down 1-0 on a
Kim Povill strike from 30 yards out in the 24th minute.
   
UNH goalkeeper Nikki Golding (Milton, Mass.) made five saves to earn her team-leading third win.
   
Iman also recorded five saves for the Bearcats.

The Bearcats controlled most of the first half, but the ‘Cats turned up the intensity right out of the gate in the second half. The Wildcats missed on a few opportunities before cashing in to end a scoreless streak of 373 minutes, 33 seconds.
   
The Wildcats had three first-half scoring chances, highlighted by Sheehan’s shot from point-blank range that Iman saved, but then allowed the ball to squirt loose behind her before covering it up.
   
The ‘Cats saw two opportunities go by the boards early in the second half, the best of which was another Sheehan shot from in close that hammered off the crossbar.
   
After UNH pulled ahead, the Bearcats got one more chance when Tricia Reed put her head on the ball off a corner, but headed it over the net.
   
The Wildcats play their next game Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m. when they travel to UMBC  for their second conference battle.
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