The University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team will look to get to .500 this afternoon when it faces Fairfield at Cowell Stadium. UNH is 2-1 at home and is coming off of a 16-6 victory over Holy Cross this past week.
UNH played its best game of the season so far with its win on Wednesday, with a season high 16 goals and allowing a season low six goals to the Crusaders. The Stags of Fairfield will be a much tougher opponent after defeating the Wildcats in each of the previous two meetings.
Averaging over ten goals per game, UNH has shown the ability to put points on the board. Nicole Grote scored eight points, four of them goals, against Holy Cross for a career high. It was also the first time the Wildcats saw a player score eight points since the 2013 season.
Carly Wooters is riding a five game point streak after scoring against Holy Cross, while sophomore goaltender Sarah Lambert played for the first time this season, allowing only two goals in a little more than 16 minutes. Kate Clancy is expected to start in net tomorrow against Fairfield. This season so far she has a 12.00 goals against average and a save percentage of .455.
This is Fairfield’s second road game of the season after they defeated Hofstra last week. Leading the team in scoring is junior midfield Riley Hellstein who has 19 points, 18 of them goals. Chelsey Sidaras leads the team between the pipes with an 11.69 goals against average.
The Stags score 12.40 goals per game, and most of that offense comes from Hellstein along with Alex Fehmel, who has 18 points, one less than Hellstein.
Coming off of a week of defensive dominance where the Wildcats held Holy Cross scoreless for more than 20 minutes in a stretch, it will be a challenge for UNH to face a Stags team that knows how to score. Game time is slated for 12pm from Cowell Stadium.