STORRS, Conn. – The No. 1 UConn women’s field hockey team (10-0) dominated UMass (5-5), 8-1, on Wednesday at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. Junior forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) led the team with four goals.
Barely a minute later, UConn took a two-goal lead when Casey Umstead (Sellersville, Pa.) scored off a penalty corner.
Veitner scored her first goal of the evening, a beautiful chip into the top left corner, in the 15th minute to give UConn a commanding 3-0 lead.
UMass got on the board over halfway into the first half when the Minutewomen laid a nice cross in front of the UConn cage from down low and UMass leading scorer Izzie Delario was able to knock it in.
UConn took a 4-1 lead going into halftime after Veitner claimed her second tally of the game off a penalty corner in the 26th minute. She finished with five points, earning four goals and one assist and bringing her to 40 total points this season.
The Huskies started out the second half with a three-on-one breakaway, which resulted in a goal. Freshman Svea Boker (Bremen, Germany) ran down the field on a breakaway, with Veitner and Collins right along with her. Boker fed the ball to the Collins, who sent it over to Veitner to send it home.
Exactly two minutes later, freshman Barbara van den Hoogen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) grabbed her third goal this season to make it 6-1 in favor of UConn with 30 minutes remaining in the final frame.
Sophomore Amelia Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) scored her first goal of the season in the 56th minute. She finished with two points against the Minutewomen after adding an assist on UConn’s final goal of the game.
UConn scored again 20 seconds later, Veitner’s fourth and final goal of the game, to solidify the score 8-1. The Huskies are 2-0 against the Minutewomen this season after UConn claimed a 2-1 victory at Amherst earlier this month.
UConn will hit the road Friday, Sept. 30 when they take on conference contender Providence at 5 p.m. at Lennon Family Field.