New Hampshire Tops Harvard Field Hockey, 3-1

New Hampshire Tops Harvard Field Hockey, 3-1

Rosenfeld ranks third on the Crimson with two goals (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

DURHAM, N.H.—New Hampshire scored two unanswered goals following Rachael Rosenfeld's tying tally to defeat the Harvard field hockey team, 3-1, Wednesday evening at Memorial Field in the Crimson's final game before beginning Ivy League play.

Sophomore Cynthia Tassopoulos made 11 saves for the Crimson (2-3). Rosenfeld notched her second goal in three games, while Whitney Frates and Hayley Rausch each logged a goal and an assist for the Wildcats (5-2). New Hampshire held a 19-8 edge in shots and a 10-5 advantage in penalty corners.

Rausch gave UNH the lead about 15 minutes into the game, banging the ball in after a left-to-right pass from Frates.

As she did Friday against Maine, Rosenfeld netted a first-half equalizer. She took a pass from senior Chloe Keating and beat Katherine Nagengast with a shot to the right side. Keating led Harvard with three shots, and her assist gave her a team-high 11 points in five games this season. Nagengast made two saves.

Rosenfeld's goal sent the game into halftime tied at 1-1. Frates seized control for UNH with a goal early in the second half after pouncing on a loose ball in the circle. Megan Bozek added an insurance tally off a 53rd-minute penalty corner.

Harvard opens Ivy League play Saturday against rival Yale. The game starts at 2 p.m. at Jordan Field.