Nicole McKee nets game-winning goal in final seconds to lead New Haven
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nicole McKee scored the game-winning goal with 19 seconds left to lead nationally-ranked No. 6 New Haven to an 11-10 victory at No. 4 Le Moyne. After trailing by four at halftime, the Chargers outscored the Dolphins 9-4 in the second half to stay undefeated on the season.
New Haven moves to 9-0 on the season, matching its best start in program history and the longest winning streak at UNH. The Chargers also matched their best conference start, now standing at 5-0. With the loss, the Dolphins drop to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the NE-10.
McKee totaled three goals, a game-high seven draw controls and two ground balls in the win. Junior Kathryn Campbell added a game-high four goals, two assists, five draw controls and one caused turnover. Courtney Ackland scored two goals and one assist, while Brittany Ast and Corinne Fisher each netted one goal. Nicole Belanger contributed one assist. In goal, Alyssa Gianotti earned her eighth win of the season with seven saves.
New Haven held the upper hand in the circle Wednesday, winning 14-of-23 draw controls. The Chargers also led in shots (28-21), but trailed in ground balls (16-13) and turned the ball over three more times (13-10). Both team attempted six free-position shots with UNH scoring one and the Dolphins netting two.
The win marked New Haven's third win against a nationally ranked team this season.