STORRS, Conn. – Sophomore Amanda Collins recorded her second multi-goal game of the season on Sunday, as the No. 4 UConn field hockey team routed Harvard in a 4-0 shut out at the George J. Sherman Family Complex.
The Huskies (5-0) dominated possession in the game, taking 14 shots to the Crimson’s three. Harvard did not take a single shot in the first half.
Junior Casey Umstead scored off a penalty corner in the 49th minute, assisted by senior Anna Middendorf, for her fifth goal of the season. Collins and Umstead are tied for the team-lead with five goals each.
Junior Charlotte Veitner also got in on the offense, as the nation’s leading scorer from 2015 found the back of the cage in the 46th minute.
At halftime, the Huskies led 2-0 over the Crimson, but it wasn’t until Veitner and Umstead scored three minutes apart in the second half that UConn put away Harvard – this just two days after winning a nail-biting 2-1 decision over UMass on Friday.
Freshman Svea Boker recorded a beautiful assist on Collins’ first goal, which happened in the ninth minute. Umstead, Middendorf and Veitner each tallied an assist in the win – which was UConn’s 19th-straight home victory.
Freshman Barbara van den Hoogen tied for a team-high three shots, while eight different Huskies came off the bench and saw time against the Crimson.
No. 4 UConn prepares for a tough road weekend, as it travels to play No. 15 Old Dominion on Friday and No. 11 Virginia on Sunday.
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