Oct. 17, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The second-ranked University of Connecticut field hockey team will head down I-95 this weekend for games at Georgetown and American. The Huskies will take on the Hoyas Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in College Park, Md. while the contest against American is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. in our nation’s capital.
Georgetown enters the game with a 2-11 record and an 0-4 mark in Big East play. UConn has won all 10 games it has played against the Hoyas and the Huskies have outscored Georgetown 46-6 over the last six matchups between the two squads.
American enters the weekend with an 8-4 record but three of its losses have come against Old Dominion, Wake Forest and Maryland, all of which were ranked on game day.
10 different Eagles have scored multiple goals this year. UConn is 3-0 all-time against American most recently defeating the Eagles 3-2 in penalty strokes during the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
Junior forward Chloe Hunnable continues to lead the Huskies’ scoring attack with 14 goals and she is one of seven Huskies with at least four assists on the season. Reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Week Marie Elena Bolles is second on the team with nine goals and 25 points while sophomore back Roisin Upton is right on her heels with eight goals and eight assists for 24 points.
Junior forward Anne Jeute leads the team with nine assists and four of her six goals have come in game-winning fashion. All-American goaltender Sarah Mansfield has posted five shutouts already this season and she sports a goals against average of 1.12.