DURHAM, N.H. – Rachael Rosenfeld scored the lone goal for the Harvard field hockey team, but the Crimson could not hold the advantage as the team dropped a 3-1 decision to New Hampshire.
Rosenfeld put Harvard on the scoreboard at the 12-minute mark. The senior forward collected a rebound from her own shot and slipped a shot past New Hampshire's Carlie Tarbell. The goal was unassisted and it's her first goal of the season.
After the Crimson took the lead, New Hampshire's offense answered back immediately as Meg Flately tallied two scores in the game.
Flately's first goal of the day came four minutes after Rosenfeld's score. The New Hampshire sophomore redirected a shot to even the game at one heading into the half.
At the 39-minute mark, Flately once again snuck an attempt past Harvard goalie Jenn Hatfield. She sent a shot from the left side that found its way into the cage. Flately matched her career high two goals in a game.
New Hampshire padded its lead with seven minutes remaining in the second stanza when Hannah Richard found the back of the cage. Casey Pohlmeyer contributed two assists in the win.
Hatfield finished the day with five saves. Harvard finished the game with 11 shots and six corner penalties. New Hampshire's Tarbell finished with five saves.
The Crimson returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Brown at Jordan Field. This match up with be streamed through the Ivy League Digital Network.