PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of Connecticut field hockey team is set to make its way to Louisville, Ky., for an NCAA Championship semifinal game. The No. 4 seed Huskies will meet No. 1 seed North Carolina at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Trager Stadium.
UConn served as a host site for the first and second rounds, where it beat Princeton and No. 8 seed Penn State, both by a score of 3-2. With a 19-2 record, it clinched a berth to the National Semifinal for the 10th time in school history, and the third time in the last six years. The Huskies, winners of two national championships, improve to 28-20 all-time in NCAA Championship play. They are 7-2 this season against ranked opponents and 10-7 all-time in NCAA quarterfinal games.
Connecticut is led by a strong defensive line, including 2011 Defensive Player of the Year Jestine Angelini, senior Rayell Heistand and sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield. Together, the defense has allowed only 24 goals this season and has a goals against average of 1.13 while shutting out their opponents seven times.
Offensively, The Huskies are led by Angelini with 37 points, while freshman Chloe Hunnable and sophomore Anne Jeute have amassed 32 points.
The NCAA Field Hockey National Championship is being held at the University of Louisville for the fourth time in 10 years. The second semifinal game between No. 2 Old Dominion and Maryland will be held Nov. 18 at 4:30. The final game will be played at noon on Nov. 20.