Ali Blankmeyer scored the game-winner on Monday.
Aug. 29, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - Four different Huskies scored and Jestine Angelini tallied four points to lead the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team past No. 20 Stanford on Monday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. With the win, the Huskies improve to 2-0 while the Cardinal slip to a level 1-1.
Monday's game was originally scheduled for Sunday but was pushed back a day due to the unplayable conditions caused by Hurricane Irene.
Jestine Angelini leads the Huskies with 12 points through just two games this season. Angelini was honored as the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week during the game vs. Stanford for her efforts in UConn's 7-1 victory over Hofstra on Saturday. The Boiling Springs, Pa. native took only three shots vs. the Pride and converted each of those shots into a goal. She also added an assist for an outstanding seven-point afternoon.
Sophomore forward Anne Jeute got the scoring started early for the Huskies just over five-minutes into the contest. Connecticut was awarded one of its six first-half penalty corners and Jestine Angelini drilled a shot towards the corner of the goal from the top of the circle. Jeute deflected Angelini's shot past Cardinal keeper Ale Moss and into the back of the net.
Stanford was able to knot the game up, 1-1, just three-minutes later on a score by Alex McCawley but Jestine Angelini gave the Huskies the lead for good with her fourth goal of the season at 23:04. UConn was awarded a penalty corner and junior defender Allison Angulo passed it into Kim Krzyk, who set the ball for Angelini who rifled a shot past Moss.
Jestine Angelini's fourth point of the contest came when she dished to classmate Ali Blankmeyer, who was able to re-direct the ball into the back of the net from deep in the circle. Blankmeyer's score turned out to be the game-winner for the Huskies.
Freshman Chloe Hunnable netted UConn's fourth goal of the game (11th score this weekend) to give UConn some insurance. Hunnable has scored in each of her first two games in a Husky uniform.
The Huskies out-shot the Cardinal by a 12-to-8 margin and held a 6-to-1 edge in shots at the half.
Reining BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the year Sarah Mansfield made three saves for UConn while Moss also stopped three shots for Stanford.
The Huskies are back in action on Sunday, September 4 when the team travels to University Park, Pa. to take on No. 8 Penn State. Game time is set for 12 p.m.