Sept. 13, 2013
STORRS, Conn – Junior forward Chloe Hunnable scored two goals and added one assist and senior forward Marie Elena Bolles tallied a three-point night to lead the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a dominating 4-0 victory over intrastate foe Fairfield on Friday evening at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn.
Senior goaltender Sarah Mansfield made three saves for the Huskies and moved into a tie for first place on UConn’s all-time wins list with 58. Mansfield, who is 58-12 in her fourth year at UConn, tied Danielle Vile’s record that has stood since the 1999 season.
UConn has now won 14-straight regular-season home games and the team is 74-6 at home since the start of the 2006 season.
Junior forward Anne Jeute gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish at the 10:11 mark. Hunnable dribbled the ball into the Fairfield circle on a fast break and dished to Jeute who was deep in the circle. Jeute deflected the pass into the back of the net, past Caitlin Bennett.
UConn held a 13-2 edge in shots at halftime but led just 1-0 at the break. However, Hunnable broke the game open with goals at 39:33 and 44:20. The first came when she corralled a deflection in the circle and punched it into the goal. She followed that score with a redirection into the bottom right hand corner off of a nice feed from Bolles.
Bolles, the Preseason Big East Offensive Player of the Year, added some insurance with a goal of her own at the 61:01 mark after she controlled a pass from Roisin Upton and tipped the ball into the corner from point blank range.
Hunnable now leads the way for UConn with four goals and 10 points while Bolles and Jeute each have seven points.
The shutout was Mansfield’s 20th of her career as she improved to 4-0 on the season. The game also saw her goals against average dip to 1.16.
Overall, UConn outshot the Stags 26-7 and held an 11-6 advantage in penalty corners.
The Huskies are back in action on Sunday, September 15 when the team welcomes Lafayette to Storrs. Game time is set for 12 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.