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UMBC Field Hockey Drops Season Finale, 9-1, to New Hampshire
Courtney McNamara scored the Retrievers' lone goal of the game.
Baltimore-The UMBC field hockey team (1-14, 0-5 America East) fell, 9-1, to America East Conference rival
Cally Cookie put the Wildcats on the board early, converting a feed from teammate Megan Shea just 6:07 into the game. About eight minutes later, Shea scored one of her own, poking in a shot by teammate Emily Colton for a 2-0 lead.
Jen Mooney added one more before halftime, poking in a rebounded shot to give UNH a 6-0 lead at intermission.
Down 9-0 with less than three minutes remaining, the Retrievers were awarded a penalty corner, which they executed perfectly. Junior forward Jessica Smith sent the ball to stopper Emily Smith, who set up a goal by sophomore defender Courtney McNamara, her first of the season. The goal put UMBC on the board and made the final score 9-1.
Retriever goalies Ashley Benitez and Kat Tag split time in the cage for UMBC. Benitez made six saves and allowed five goals in 37:22 of play, while Tag stopped seven shots and allowed four goals in 32:38 of action.
The Wildcats out-shot the Retrievers, 25-14, but the teams were even in penalty corners with six apiece.
Before the game, the Retrievers celebrated Senior Day and honored senior tri-captains Julie Moore, Kristi Troster and Rebekah Krolus, who were playing their final career game in a UMBC uniform.