Oct. 4, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The second-ranked University of Connecticut field hockey team is set for a game Saturday at Providence and a contest against No. 9 Boston College on Sunday in Storrs. The Huskies are a spotless 9-0 this season, including 2-0 in Big East play.
Providence is led in scoring by Daniella Bernasconi’s 13 goals. No other Friar has more than two goals in 2013. PC comes into Saturday with a 5-5 overall record, and a 1-1 mark in the Big East. The team is outscoring the opposition 22-15 on the season and three of the five losses have come by one goal.
Ninth-ranked Boston College comes into the weekend with a 8-2 record and a 1-1 record in ACC play. The Eagles are 2-2 against ranked teams this year, defeating No. 5 Syracuse, 6-3, and No. 19 Boston University, 1-0, and dropping contests to No. 14 UMass and No. 2 Maryland.
The Eagles held their own against the Terps, now ranked No. 1 in the nation. Maryland outshot BC by a 13-7 count but the Eagles outshot the Terps 6-3 in the second half and held a 6-1 second-half penalty corner edge in the second stanza.
BC is led by Emma Plasteras’ seven goals and nine assists while Emily McCoy has registered seven goals and one assist. Seven different Eagles have accumulated at least two goals this season.
The Huskies are 27-10 all-time against BC, including a 5-1 victory on October 18 of last season. UConn is 29-8-3 all-time against PC.