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New Haven Athletics | March 22, 2014

No. 10 New Haven downs No. 9 Stonehill behind Nicole McKee's 7 goals

WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- Led by a pair of seven-point performances from Nicole McKee and Kathryn Campbell, nationally-ranked No. 10 New Haven defeated No. 9 Stonehill 16-7. McKee anchored the Chargers' attack with six goals and one assist, while Campbell added four goals and three assists.

The Chargers improve their season-opening winning streak to six games, while standing at 3-0 in the Northeast-10 conference. The Skyhawks fall to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

Both McKee and Campbell also boasted impressive all-around games for the Chargers. Campbell added eight draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers, while McKee contributed five draw controls, three ground balls and one caused turnover. Courtney Ackland chipped in with two goals and three assists. Nicole Belanger, Marissa Fisher and Maya Szymanski also scored multiple points in the victory. Szymanski scored one and dished out three, Belanger scored two and Fisher boasted one of each.

Seven different players scored goals for the Skyhawks, while both Lizzie Lane and Rebecca Matheson registered a goal and an assist.

Defensively, goalkeeper Alyssa Gianotti tallied eight saves in her sixth win of the season. Brittany Ast forced four turnovers, while Samantha Clyne added one caused turnover.

The Chargers controlled the game from the onset and boasted a 17-8 advantage in draw controls helped them maintain the lead throughout the game. UNH also swarmed to the ball, grabbed 20-of-32 ground balls. New Haven was also 12-for-13 on clear attempts, while holding Stonehill to 14-for-19.