PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore forward Chelsea Kuss (Warners, N.Y.) recorded three points as the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team closed out non-conference play with a 2-2 tie against Brown University at Stevenson Field on Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats move to 4-5-3 on the season, while the Bears go to 4-3-2.
With 22:37 to play in regulation, Kuss was able to get in behind the Brown defense and go 1-on-1 with Brown goalkeeper MC Barrett, who she beat to knot the game at 2.
Freshman goalkeeper Erica Correa (Cheshire, Conn.) held Brown scoreless for the final 55:58 to help the Wildcats earn the tie. Correa made six saves, while Amber Bledsoe stopped two shots for Brown in the first half before giving way to Barrett, who recorded four saves over the final 65 minutes.
Brown started the scoring just 9:05 into the contest when Gina Walker sent a cross from the right corner that deflected off Correa and directly to Mika Siegelman, who one-timed the ball into the net for the 1-0 lead.
The score stayed that way through the first half and into the second until senior Carole LeBlanc (Grand-Digue, New Brunswick) blasted a shot from 25 yards out on the left side that went over the head of Barrett and into the back of the net to knot the game in the 53rd minute. Kuss earned an assist on the play after she slid to take the ball away from a Brown player and kicked it directly to LeBlanc, who took two touches before taking the shot.
The Bears wasted no time responding as they went back on top just 1:04 later when Eliza Marshall trapped the ball on a UNH goal kick and took two touches before hitting a rocket from 25 yards out that found the upper left corner of the back of the net to make it 2-1.
Shots were even at 19 apiece, but the Wildcats held an 11-4 advantage in the second half, as well as a 3-1 edge in double overtime.
The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Oct. 3 at 12 p.m. when they play host to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Lewis Fields.