Hayley Hoge scored the first goal of her career on Sunday at BU.
Sept. 30, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Sophomore forward Chloe Hunnable scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the No. 5 University of Connecticut Huskies to a 3-2 victory at No. 12 Boston University on Sunday evening in Cambridge, Mass. With the victory, UConn improves to 11-0 on the season while BU slips to 7-4.
Connecticut is 11-0 for the first time since 2009. The program's best start came in 1999 when the Huskies were 19-0. Five of UConn's 11 victories have now come against ranked opponents. The Huskies have defeated No. 9 Penn State, No. 15 Michigan, No. 21 Albany, No. 16 New Hampshire and No. 12 Boston University.
Connecticut struck first with a goal just 5:22 into the contest. UConn earned its first penalty corner of the evening and Boddy capitalized for her eighth goal of the season thanks to assists from senior back Vicky Arthur and sophomore midfielder Chrissy Davidson. Boddy nailed one of her patented strikes from the top of the circle past Valentina Cerda and into the back of the net to give the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.
The Huskies made it 2-0 when redshirt freshman Hayley Hoge netted the first goal of her career. Hoge took a feed from Hunnable and snuck one by Cerda to give the Huskies some insurance just five-minutes before halftime.
The Terriers would not go away though as Ella Gunson netted her first goal of the season at the 43:01 mark after she took a feed from Rachel Coll in front of the net, and found a way past Sarah Mansfield. Hunnable had the right answer 14:30 later though as she struck a shot from the top-left side of the circle and into the back of the net to give Connecticut a 3-1 edge.
BU made it interesting by cutting the UConn lead to one with under nine-minutes remaining but Mansfield and the Husky defense made the lead stand up and remained undefeated.
BU outshot the Huskies by a 14-12 margin but shots on goal were an even 9-9. Mansfield was solid once again for the Huskies, stopping seven shots, including one with less than 30-seconds remaining.
UConn is back in action Wednesday, October 3 when the team travels to Amherst, Mass. to take on the University of Massachusetts. Game time is set for 6 p.m.