Sept. 18, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – Four different Huskies scored and sophomore midfielder Sophie Bowden posted a three-point night to lead the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over No. 7 UMass on Wednesday evening at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. With the win, UConn remains perfect on the season at 6-0 while the Minutewomen slip to 6-2.
With the win, the Huskies improved to 33-13-3 all-time against UMass and have won 13 of the last 14 contests between the two squads.
Junior forward Anne Jeute got the scoring started for the Huskies with an unassisted goal 10:55 into the game. Jeute corralled the ball in the middle of the UMass circle and struck a back handed shot low and just inside the far post to give UConn a lead it would not relinquish. The goal was Jeute’s fourth goal in five games this season.
Sophomore defender Roisin Upton gave the Huskies some insurance 22-minutes later when she scored off a penalty corner, less than three-minutes before halftime. Upton’s third goal came thanks to assists from freshman Olivia Bolles and junior Chrissy Davidson.
The Minutewomen cut the UConn lead in half when Brooke Sabia scored off of a penalty corner strike from the top of the circle, ending a 192:43 scoring drought for Husky opponents.
However, Mckenzie Townsend’s first goal of the year gave UConn some breathing room and Bowden’s second goal of the season at the 66:06 mark put the game away.
Senior goaltender Sarah Mansfield made two saves for the Huskies while Sam Carlino stopped nine shots for the Minutewomen.
Connecticut held a commanding 21-6 shots advantage and a 6-2 edge in penalty corners.
UConn is back in action on Sunday, September 22 when the team travels to Piscataway, N.J. to take on Rutgers. Game time is set for 12 p.m.