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Field Hockey Tops Penn State, 1-0, in Overtime

Goalkeeper Nina Klein posted eight saves in the victory.
Sept. 6, 2014

Final Stats

STORRS, Conn. – For the second time in as many weeks, the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team emerged with an overtime win against a ranked team when the Huskies took down No.8 Penn State, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex. With the win, UConn improves to 2-0 this season, while Penn State falls to 2-1.

Junior midfielder Sophie Bowden scored the game-winner with 5:33 remaining in the first period of overtime to send the Huskies to their 11th-straight 2-0 start. Junior captain and Big East Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) fired a pass through the middle of the box off where Bowden was able to get a stick on it and send it past the Nittany Lions’ goalkeeper. The goal was Bowden’s team-leading second of the season.

The Huskies earned 16 total penalty corner attempts and outshot their out-of-state rivals, 26-11. In the final 44:27, UConn doubled up Penn State on shots attempts, 14-7.

Redshirt-freshman Nina Klein picked up her second win, recording a clean sheet with eight total saves. Sophomore Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany) also registered a defensive save in the win.



Freshman Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) led the UConn offensive attack, posting seven shots with four on goal. The forward nearly gave UConn the win in regulation when she fired a back-handed shot just wide left of the cage.  

With the victory, UConn has now won 10 consecutive games, dating back to the 2013 season.

Prior to the game, there was a ceremony to honor the 2013 National Championship team which included the unveiling of the championship banner.

The Huskies have a quick turnaround as they prepare to host the Columbia Lions on Sunday, Sept. 7. Game action is set to begin at 2 p.m.