February 27, 2007

UNH Edges Holy Cross 14-13 in Overtime

Feb. 27, 2007

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - Moira Talbot scored five goals to lead the New Hampshire women's lacrosse team past Holy Cross 14-13 in overtime Tuesday at Hart Astro Turf. This was the Crusaders first loss of the season, 1-1, while the Wildcats start their season 1-0.

Senior midfielder Patricia Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) scored four goals while junior attack Kristine Corkum (Ipswich, Mass.) had three goals and two assists and senior attack Jenna Constantino (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) had three goals and one assist. Junior attack Nikki Bolduc (Exeter, N.H.) had one goal and one assist while junior attack Amy Archambault (West Hartford, Conn) and junior midfielder Kelly Winslow (Norfolk, Mass.) each added one goal.

Sutton started off the game on fire scoring three goals in the first five minutes of the game. Archambault scored off a free position shot and Constantino scored off an assist from Bolduc to allow Holy Cross to go into halftime with a 5-2 advantage over UNH.

Constantino scored the first goal of the second half for the Crusaders to take a three point lead, but the Wildcats came back with the next four goals to tie the game at six with over 15 minutes remaining in the second half.

Sutton scored her fourth goal of the game to put Holy Cross back up by one, 7-6, just under 13 minutes into the second half. Minutes later Michaela Hardy scored for UNH to knot the game at seven. The Crusaders retaliated as Winslow and Bolduc each put one in the back of the net and Corkum scored two to make it 11-7 with less than six minutes left in the second half. In the next few minutes, UNH scored four goals to Holy Cross' one (12-11). The Crusaders could not hold on as the Wildcats scored with just four seconds left to tie the game at 12 and force overtime play.

The Crusaders' Corkum scored first in the regulation six minutes of overtime to go ahead by one, 13-12. UNH came back to tie the game again at 13 with just over four minutes left in overtime. The Wildcats scored the winning goal with 3:07 left and kept possession of the ball for the remaining minutes of the game to prevent Holy Cross from getting a shot off.

UNH out shot Holy Cross 42-27. Senior goalkeeper Megan Orr (Wilton, Conn.) had 21 saves for the Crusaders while Natalie Jones recorded the win for the Wildcats with 11 saves.

Holy Cross is back in action Thursday when they play host to Harvard at 3:30 p.m.