UConn has posted a victory in each of its last six season openers and improves its overall record in the all-time series vs. Sacred Heart to a perfect 4-0.
The Huskies dominated play throughout the contest as they out-shot the Pioneers 32-1 and attempted seven penalty corners while limiting Sacred Heart to just a single attempt.
Aird wasted no time in setting the tone for the afternoon as she buried a shot just 3:37 into the contest to give the Huskies an early 1-0 advantage.
Senior Lindsey Leck (Clarksburg, N.J.) added the second of Connecticuts four first-half goals at the 8:43 mark with a blast off a feed from sophomore Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.). Aird added her second tally off a setup from Leck at 9:45, to give the Huskies a three-goal advantage less than 10 minutes into the match.
Silverman closed out UConns first-half scoring outburst with the first goal of her collegiate career following a cross from fellow freshman Jill Kleeblad (Naarden, Holland) at 28:19.
The Huskies will return to action on Monday, Sept. 1 when they play host to Maine in a 12:00 p.m. (ET) start at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
Scoring Summary 1st 2nd Final
Sacred Heart 0 0 0
No. 4 Connecticut 4 1 5
UConn - Aird, Lauren (1), 3:37
UConn - Leck, Lindsey (1), 8:43 (Gonzalez, Melissa)
UConn - Aird, Lauren (2), 9:45 (Leck, Lindsey)
UConn - Silverman, Cara (1), 28:19 (Kleeblad, Jill)
UConn - Silverman, Cara (2), 59:22 (Easty, Anna)
Statistical Summary SHU UConn
Shots 1 32
Saves 19 1
Penalty Corners 1 7