STORRS, Conn. – Six different players scored for the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team on Sunday afternoon, as the Huskies earned a dominant 7-2 victory over Drexel at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
Junior Casey Umstead led the way with two goals, while freshmen Barbara van den Hoogen and Svea Boker each scored their first collegiate goal. UConn (3-0) outshot the Dragons, 34-7, and had a 21-3 edge in shots on goal.
The Dragons kept the Huskies scoreless until nearly halftime, until Umstead connected on a penalty stroke goal with less than five minutes to go. Less than three minutes later, Middendorf scored off a penalty corner to make it 2-0 at the half.
In the second half, UConn started to connect on its scoring opportunities. First, it was Boker who scored off a rebound of junior Charlotte Veitner’s shot in the 43rd minute.
After Drexel scored off a penalty stroke, the Huskies scored four unanswered goals in the span of 12 minutes – including a blast from Heistand and the third of the season for Collins.
Drexel tacked on one more in the final minute, resulting in the 7-2 final. UConn has not lost at home since the 2014 season to Stanford.
The Huskies had 10 penalty corners to Drexel’s three. Drexel’s goalkeeper Erin Gilchrist made 14 saves in the loss, while redshirt-junior Nina Klein had to make just one for UConn.
No. 3 UConn is back in action on Friday when it travels to play UMass at 4 p.m. Next Sunday, the Huskies return home to play Harvard at 1 p.m.