BOSTON, Mass. – Junior Charlotte Veitner tied former Olympian Tracey Fuchs for second on UConn field hockey’s all-time points list on Sunday, as the No. 3 Huskies picked up a big 5-1 road win over No. 9 Boston University.
With her 12th goal of the season, Veitner ties Fuchs with 178 career points as a Husky and is only 36 points away from overtaking Lauren Henderson as the top point scorer in program history.
The Huskies (9-0, 2-0 Big East) remained undefeated this season, as four different UConn players scored against the Terriers. Junior Casey Umstead led the charge with two goals, making her second on the team with eight goals this season.
The Huskies and Terriers were tight with shots – 11-10 in UConn’s favor - and BU had a 10-3 edge in penalty corners, but the third-ranked team in the country made the most of its scoring chances.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Nina Klein had four saves while facing five shots on goal. BU goalkeeper Cammy Jensen had two saves in seven shots on goal.
Veitner got the scoring started with a quick goal in the eighth minute from eight yards out, making it 1-0. Not even five minutes later, Collins scored her seventh of the season on a pass from Veitner that ended up in front of the cage.
In the 24th minute, Smith deposited her shot in the top right part of the cage – putting UConn in total control with a 3-0 lead.
Umstead struck quickly in the second half, being in the right place at the right time in the 38th minute. A penalty corner shot for the Huskies was blocked, but bounced in front of the net when Umstead put it home.
The Terriers scored their only goal with less than 20 minutes remaining in the game. Umstead’s penalty stroke goal in the final minute of regulation made the score 5-1 before the whistle sounded.
After nine matches, UConn has outshot opponents, 156-53, and outscored opponents per game, 4.56 goals to 0.89 goals. The Huskies return to action on Wednesday when they host UMass at 4 p.m. (ET), a team they beat 2-1 back on September 9th.
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