Flately hits game-winner
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 01:09
The UNH field hockey team picked up an important win this weekend when it beat Central Michigan, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon. The win puts UNH at a record of 3-4, with its three wins coming in their last four contests.
Megan Bozek scored her fourth goal of the season just 1:02 into the first half off of a penalty corner to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. Casey Pohlmeyer was credited with an assist on the play.
The Chippewas’ Bailey McKeon scored the tying goal at the 16-minute mark, tying the game off a penalty corner.
“I was very pleased with our play,” head coach Robin Balducci said. “We just weren’t finishing (at the net). Their goalie [Sadie Reynolds] stood on her head, she did a great job. She was tough, it wasn’t as if [our offense] didn’t set things up to give ourselves an opportunity.”
UNH dominated the second half, out shooting Central Michigan 15-3 and owning a 7-1 advantage in penalty corners.
“It would have been unfortunate had we gone to overtime considering how much we possessed the ball and were in control of the game,” Balducci said.
Meg Flatley scored the game-winning goal with just 1:32 remaining on the clock. Casey Pohlmeyer got another assist on the goal, giving her a team-best four assists on the season. Flatley leads the team in points with twelve (5g, 2a).
“I was pleased with how we possessed the ball and the fact that we scored two corner goals. I was a little disappointed with all our possession time in the first half, we didn’t draw enough corners (just two in the first half), but we settled in in the second [half].”
“That [offensive] consistency is what we’re looking for at this point in the season.”
UNH will travel to Amherst this Friday to take on the No. 7 Minutemen of UMass. This will be the third match up of the season against a ranked team for the Wildcats.