Sept. 17, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team is set for its top-10 showdown against No. 7 UMass on Wednesday, September 18 in Storrs. Game time is set for 6 p.m. at the George J Sherman Complex. UConn enters the contest with a perfect 5-0 mark while the Minutewomen are 6-1.
The Huskies are led by senior goaltender Sarah Mansfield, who was recently named Big East Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season, following a pair of shut out victories. Mansfield, who just became UConn’s all-time victories leader, is leading the country with a .844 saves percentage.
Junior forward Chloe Hunnable leads the Huskies with six goals and 14 points while junior forward Anne Jeute and senior forward Marie Elena Bolles have each added three goals. Hunnable is in the top-10 nationally in both points per game and goals per game.
UMass has posted victories over Michigan, Boston College and Ohio State. The lone loss on the schedule came at the hands of No. 6 Syracuse, a 2-1 setback in upstate New York. UMass has outscored the opposition 20-7 this season, including 10-3 in the first half of games.
UMass is led by Brooke Sabia’s eight goals and 16 points. Sabia also has a team-leading three game-winning scores. Alexa Sikalis has dished-out a team-high six assists while Hannah Prince has contributed two goals and two assists on the year.