UNH Upends Binghamton as Kaplan Gets 100th Goal

BU's Kristen Stone scored on a high free-position shot from the top of the fan at 14:06 to advance the score to 5-3.

UNH scored the next three goals to build an 8-3 advantage. A quick sequence of passes set up Curro's goal at 11:52. From behind the net, Simpson passed the ball to the right wing, where Kaplan immediately found Curro in the middle of the fan for a 1-timer into the net and a 6-3 lead. Duclos struck again at 10:15 when she maneuvered from the middle of the fan to the right and then cut back to the center before placing a high shot inside the right post. Kaplan then netted her milestone 100th career goal at 4:34 on a drive down the middle of the fan and a shot high on the right side of the net.

Binghamton closed within 8-4 at 2:48 when McGeever set up Moore's second goal of the game. Ally Stager (Reading, Mass.) was awarded a free position in the waning seconds of the first half and, from the top-right of the fan, fired a shot inside the near post to give the 'Cats a 9-4 lead heading into halftime.

UNH scored the opening four goals of the second half to build a 13-4 advantage. Bratton collected a ground ball off BU's failed clear and scored an unassisted goal at 25:18. The Wildcats scored the next goal in transition as Keagins, on the top-right side, moved the ball diagonally across the fan to set up Casiano's goal from point-blank range at 20:57. UNH then pushed the lead to 12-4 when Cohen one-timed Duclos' pass from behind the net into the cage and Bratton's second unassisted goal of the half capped the four-goal spurt at 19:12.

Moore, once again on a pass from McGeever, made the score 13-5 at 16:43. Keagins converted Duclos' pass into a goal 41 seconds later to push UNH's advantage to 14-5. Allie Sabitus cut from the left side and doubled back to score a Bearcats' goal at 10:30 that lifted the visitors within 14-6.

Curro scored an unassisted goal in traffic in the middle of the fan at 8:20 and then set up Keagins' goal at 7:10 to give the Wildcats a double digit lead, 16-6. Curro one-timed a pass from Keagins for a goal at 1:55.

Moore and Zuern scored free-position goals in the last minute of play -- at 28 and 14 seconds, respectively -- to close the scoring.

UNH finished with the edge in shots (33-29), ground balls (24-19) and draw controls (16-10) while also committing fewer turnovers (30-32).

Simpson extended her point-scoring streak to eight games, which is the longest active streak on the team. Kaplan has a point in six straight and Keagins has scored a goal each of the last six games. Bratton has scored two goals five of the last six games.

New Hampshire returns to action April 24 at home against the University at Albany. The Senior Day game begins at 1:00 p.m.

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2010-04-17



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