Sept. 17, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sarah Craigue scored at 3:17 into overtime as New Hampshire defeated the Holy Cross field hockey team, 4-3, Wednesday night at the Hart Turf Field. The Crusaders fall to 1-5 on the season while the Wildcats improve to 4-2.
Craigue charged down the field and inside the circle, putting a strong shot past senior goalkeeper Erin Singleton (Amesbury, Mass.) for the overtime game-winner.
Just over 10 minutes into the first half, the Wildcats' took advantage of a penalty corner and Meg Shea scored the first UNH goal in the midst of a scramble, scoring in the right corner.
At the 23:26 mark, senior Kristin Schulz (Fairfield, Conn.) evened the score, 1-1, after scoring off a rebounded shot taken by sophomore Kara Gonnerman (St. Louis, Mo.). With 2:53 left in the first half, at the 33:07 mark, Gonnerman put the Crusaders ahead, 2-1, after getting the shot towards the goal cage to deflect off Kiera Williams and into the goal.
Holy Cross struck first in the second half, at the 44:46 mark, as sophomore Alanna Sikorski (Glen Gardner, N.J.) made a low scooping shot towards the goal that deflected off a Wildcat defender and into the cage.
Just over four minutes later, at the 48:53 mark, Hayley Rausch brought UNH within one, assisted by Kara Connolly. With just under seven minutes left in regulation, Kate Collins Smyth received a pass from Kendall Deck off a penalty corner, tying the score, 3-3.
Singleton made eight saves for Holy Cross while Katherine Nagengast had five stop for UNH.
The Crusaders return to action on Sunday, September 21, when they travel to Siena for a game scheduled at 1:00 p.m.