No. 6 Field Hockey Beats Quinnipiac 6-1
With the win Connecticut improves to 10-1 overall. Quinnipiac slips to 2-7 following the loss and have lost nine consecutive meetings with the Huskies.
UConn buried the Bobcats early with a four-goal outburst over the opening 26 minutes, led by Leck's pair. Senior Lauren Aird (Harare, Zimbabwe) registered her team-best ninth goal of the season just 3:25 into the contest beating two Quinnipiac defenders along the way.
Freshman Jill Kleeblad (Naarden, Holland) increased the lead to 2-0 at 18:43 when she tipped home a shot from Aird.
Leck followed with two goals over a span of less than four minutes to increase the margin to 4-0.
Lauren Hartnett got Quinnipiac on the board with a goal off a feed from Lauren Kuchmak to make the score 4-1 at halftime.
Gonzalez rounded out the game's scoring with two scores in the second half. The first coming off an assist from Jennifer Kleinhans (Mannheim, Germany) at 44:58 before adding her second unassisted less than four minutes later to account for the final 6-1 margin.
For the game, UConn outshot Quinnipiac 28-6 and attempted nine penalty corners to the Bobcats' four opportunities.
The Huskies continue their current homestand with a BIG EAST meeting against Georgetown on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
Scoring Summary 1st 2nd Final
Quinnipiac (2-7) 1 0 1
No. 6 Connecticut (10-1) 4 2 6
UConn - Aird, Lauren (9), 3:25
UConn - Kleeblad, Jill (2), 18:43 (Aird, Lauren)
UConn - Leck, Lindsey (6), 21:40 (Kleinhans, Jennifer)
UConn - Leck, Lindsey (7), 25:22
Quinn - Hartnett, Lauren, 29:46 (Kuchmak, Lauren)
UConn - Gonzalez, Melissa (5), 44:58 (Kleinhans, Jennifer)
UConn - Gonzalez, Melissa (6), 48:52
Statistical Summary QU UConn
Shots 6 28
Saves 12 2
Penalty Corners 4 9