Sept. 20, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team (6-0) is set to take on Big East foe Rutgers (3-3) on Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. Game time is set for 12 p.m. and the contest will be the conference opener for both squads.
UConn has won its last five Big East openers, dating back to a 3-2 loss against Villanova on September 16, 2007.
UConn is coming off of a dominating 4-1 victory over No. 7 UMass on Wednesday. Four different Huskies scored in that win and sophomore midfielder Sophie Bowden posted a three-point evening. The victory over the Minutewomen was UConn’s third over a ranked team this season as the Huskies already have wins over No. 6 Penn State and No. 11 Stanford to their credit.
Junior forward Chloe Hunnable has led the scoring attack for Connecticut this season, registering a team-high six goals to go along with two assists for a team-best 14 points. Junior forward Anne Jeute has made a successful return to the team after sitting out the 2012 season due to injury. She is second on the squad with four goals and 11 points.
Rutgers is led by Sophie Wright’s four goals and nine points and Ashpal Bhogal leads the team with four assists.