New Hampshire Rallies for One-Goal Win at Binghamton

UNH advanced the ball to the attack zone and Simpson finished a feed from Wohltmann with one second to play to give the Wildcats a 13-12 lead and victory. It marked the fifth game of the season decided by one goal UNH is 2-3 in those games.

New Hampshire recorded the edge in shots (34-19), ground balls (21-10) and draw controls (14-12) while committing just nine turnovers in comparison to the home team's 16.

There were two lead changes and four ties in the first half. Binghamton took a 1-0 lead on Allie Rodgers' goal at 27:54 of the first half. The combination of McHoul to Grote set up by Simpson's caused turnover and ground ball struck at 25:59 to tie the score.

The Bearcats regained the lead, 2-1, 21 seconds later on McGeever's unassisted goal. McHoul was turned aside by McNulty at 24:00 and the BU goalie denied Puccia at 22:50. Once again, however, a Simpson ground ball led to a McHoul to Casiano goal and 2-2 tie at 21:21.

O'Keefe made the stop on Hunsberger's free-position shot at 20:49. At the other end of the field, Wohltmann fired a shot wide and then was denied by McNulty. Puccia gathered the ground ball, however, and her pass was converted into a goal and 3-2 lead by Gaffey at 19:18.

Binghamton responded with three consecutive goals in a six-minute span to build a 5-3 lead. Kristen Stone scored a free-position goal at 16:32 and McGeever scored 17 seconds later to put the Bearcats back in front. McNulty made saves against Hinkle, Puccia and Simpson before McGeever struck again at 10:45 for the 5-3 lead.

Hinkle won the ensuing draw control and Simpson rifled a shot high. UNH sustained pressure, however, and McHoul set up Casiano to lift the Wildcats within 5-4 at 9:32. Grote, off a pass from McGillis, knotted the score at 5 just 78 seconds later.

The Bearcats answered with Rodgers' free-position tally at 7:34 and Fisher's strike at 5:49 to go ahead 7-5. McHoul's unassisted goal made it 7-6 at 3:51 but the home team once again had a quick response with Hunsberger's goal 12 seconds later to reestablish a two-goal lead.

BU took that 8-6 lead into halftime despite New Hampshire holding the edge in shots (19-12) and ground balls (9-4).

Simpson netted her 99th career goal off a feed from McHoul to pull UNH within 8-7 just 41 seconds into the second half.

Binghamton held the visitors scoreless the next 18 minutes to build its largest lead of the game, 11-7. McNulty recorded a save against Puccia and Casiano to keep the Bearcats in front, then Fisher potted her second goal of the game to give BU a 9-7 advantage at 24:01.

Hinkle was turned away by McNulty at 23:10 and then Hurwitz kept UNH within two goals when she denied McGeever at 18:55. Fisher extended the lead to 10-7 with a free-position goal at 16:48 and McNulty made one of her seven second-half saves by stopping McHoul's shot at 16:06. At the other end of the field, McGeever set up Marissa Rose's goal that gave Binghamton its 11-7 lead at 15:12.

UNH outscored its hosts 6-1 the rest of the way for the victory.

New Hampshire returns to action April 10 vs. Boston College for the first of a three-game homestand. Game time at Memorial Field is 4:00 p.m.

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