No. 3 Connecticut beat UMass 2-0 in Amherst, Mass., on Oct. 3. Senior Alicia Angelini converted on a penalty stroke in the first half, and junior Marie Elena Bolles tallied the second goal on a pass from senior Erin Koonz. The Huskies have shut out six of twelve opponents this season on their way to 12-0.
Providence dropped a 3-1 decision against Dartmouth in Providence, R.I. Junior Caitlin Malone scored the Providence goal unassisted in the comeback attempt.
Villanova fell just short of a comeback against Saint Joseph's, falling 2-1 in Philadelphia, Pa. Senior Olivia Maggitti knocked in the Wildcat goal off a pass from freshman Kayla Kenney late in the first half.
NO. 1 SYRACUSE AND NO. 3 CONNECTICUT MARK A BIG EAST FIRST
The Orange and Huskies became the only two BIG EAST field hockey teams to be ranked in the top 3 by the NFHCA in the same week.
BIG EAST FIELD HOCKEY SUPPORTS CANCER RESEARCH
Several BIG EAST field hockey teams have dedicated games to cancer research this season. Providence played their annual "Pink Out" game to support breast cancer awareness and the Gloria Gemma Foundation on Sept. 23 against Boston College. Georgetown, Rutgers and Villanova have all supported the "Stick it to Cancer" program. Rutgers played a "Stick it to Cancer Game" in conjunction with Monmouth on Aug. 31. Villanova played a "Stick it to Cancer" game to support the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCA) against Bryant on Sept. 30. Georgetown will also support the NFCA with a "Stick it to Cancer" game against conference foe Rutgers on Oct. 5.
THE WEEK AHEAD
BIG EAST play continues this week with Georgetown hosting Rutgers on Oct. 5 and Providence will host No. 1 Syracuse. On Oct. 6 Louisville will host No. 3 Connecticut and No. 11 Iowa on Oct. 7.