Chloe Hunnable netted her team-leading seventh goal of the season on Sunday.
Sept. 22, 2013
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Anne Jeute scored her fifth goal of the season and Chloe Hunnable added her seventh to lead the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 2-0 victory over Rutgers on Sunday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J. With the win, UConn improves to 7-0 on the season while RU slips to 3-4.
UConn is now 26-2-1 all-time against Rutgers and Huskies have won 13 straight games against the Scarlet Knights. In fact, Connecticut has not allowed Rutgers to score in the last five games between the two squads with UConn outscoring the Scarlet Knights, 21-0, over that span.
UConn has won its last six Big East openers, dating back to a 3-2 loss against Villanova on September 16, 2007.
Jeute’s second goal of the week, which she scored 14:07 into the contest, was all the Huskies would need on Sunday. The Meerbusch, Germany native collected the loose ball in the Rutgers circle and knocked it past Sarah Stuby and into the back of the net. Jeute is now second on the team with five goals, three assists and 13 points.
Chloe Hunnable, UConn’s leading scorer, gave the Huskies some insurance 13-minutes into the second half. After the Huskies had created one of their 11 penalty corner opportunities, sophomore defender Roisin Upton received the ball at the top of the circle and dished to Hunnable who struck a shot past Stuby to all but put the game away.
Senior goaltender Sarah Mansfield stopped three shots for the Huskies, earning her third shutout of the season and the 22nd of her career. Stuby made 10 saves for the Scarlet Knights.
UConn held a convincing 27-6 advantage in shots and an 11-4 edge in shots on goal.
The Huskies return home next weekend for a pair of games in Storrs. UConn will take on Villanova on Saturday at 12 p.m. and Princeton on Sunday at 2 p.m. All action takes place at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.