DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Morgan Philie scored her third goal in as many games and sophomore Amrit Ahluwalia netted the first of her career, but the Dartmouth field hockey team dropped a 6-2 game Sunday afternoon at in-state rival New Hampshire.
The Big Green fall to 4-12 overall this season with the loss, while their Granite State competition improved to 7-11 in victory.
The Wildcats raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening 22 minutes of the contest. Philie finally got the visitors on the scoreboard in the 32nd minute with Sarah Tabeek picking up her third assist in as many games.
The goal for Dartmouth’s junior captain was her seventh of the year, tying her with freshman Carmen Braceras for the team lead.
Ahluwalia’s first career marker was the result of a penalty stroke less than two minutes into the second half.
However, UNH built its’ two-goal lead back up to four with the next two scores, including a penalty stroke from Lindsey Nerbonne in the 51st minute to cap a hat trick for the New Hampshire senior.
Freshman goalkeeper Emma Plumb made 10 saves in 70 minutes of action for the Green and White, while the Wildcats’ starter Kelsey Rudert went 62 minutes, making just two saves in the win.
UNH held a 28-5 edge in shots and a 10-1 advantage in corners.
The Big Green conclude their season Saturday at Cornell with a noon start.