DURHAM, N.H. -- Meg Flatley scored the gamewinner six minutes into overtime to lead #19 New Hampshire to a 2-1 win over #22 UAlbany in America East Conference field hockey action on Friday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Great Danes drop to 5-7 overall, 0-2 in league play.
After a scoreless first half, UAlbany got on the board first, as Echo Bretz scored her second goal of the season just a minute into play. The sophomore drove deep into the left side, then sent a low shot to the far post that snuck behind New Hampshire goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell.
The Great Danes held onto the one-goal lead until 69:40, when Casey Pohlmeyer took a pass from Kellie Joyce on a penalty corner and found the right side of the cage. After the final 20 seconds ticked away, the game went to overtime. 6:24 into the extra period, Megan Bozek carried the ball to the endline, passing across the circle to Flatley, who knocked the ball into the open cage.
UAlbany led the scoresheet, outshooting New Hampshire 12-6 and holding a 6-4 advantage in penalty corners. UAlbany's Kristi Troch did not have to make a save in a complete-game effort, while Tarbell made seven stops for New Hampshire (6-5, AE 2-0).
UAlbany will return to action on Sunday, hosting Columbia at 1 p.m.