Brooke Murphy, Women's Soccer
Brooke, a freshman from Monson, Mass., lifted the UNH women’s soccer team to a 1-0 home win vs. Bryant University last Thursday by scoring the game’s only goal. She also scored the Wildcats’ only goal late in the second half off a penalty kick as the ‘Cats fell 2-1 to Siena College on Sunday. Those goals extended her goal-scoring streak to three games.
UNH and Bryant played to a scoreless first half, but Brooke converted a pass from Gabrielle Sloan into her third goal of the season to give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead at 47:43, and the ‘Cats prevailed by that score.
The freshman forward struck again against the Saints. UNH was awarded a penalty kick at 83:25 and she firmly struck the ball into the right side of the net to pull the Wildcats within 2-1 just 24 seconds after the visitors created a two-goal margin.
Brooke has scored all four of New Hampshire’s goals this season and she also leads the team in points (eight). She has recorded 13 shots, 10 of which have been on goal. Brooke scored a goal and tallied a season-high five shots in her collegiate debut, a 1-0 win vs. Youngstown State on Aug. 22. Her other strike was Sept. 7 at UMass.
In the America East rankings, Brooke ranks second in goal points per game (1.33) and goals per game (0.67).