Oct. 2, 2011
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore forward Marie Elena Bolles scored the game's only goal to propel the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Yale on Sunday afternoon in New Haven, Conn. With the win, UConn improves to 10-1 on the season while the Bulldogs slip to 4-5.
The Huskies are now a spotless 3-0 on the road this season.
Reigning BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year Sarah Mansfield posted her fifth shutout of the season. It was the sophomore's 11th shutout of her career. The Yale offense came into the game ranked sixth in the country in scoring.
The first half was a evenly matched and saw the Huskies hold a 4-2 advantage in shots and a 3-1 edge in penalty corners. Connecticut was at a one-player disadvantage at the end of the first half as Anne Jeute was hit with a yellow card.
Mansfield and the Husky defense answered the bell though and held the Bulldogs scoreless while Yale had the one-player advantage.
Connecticut got on the board when Bolles delivered her sixth goal of the season. Bolles took a feed from Jeute, who had returned the field less than two minutes before the goal, and poked a shot past Emily Cain to give UConn a 1-0 lead.
Mansfield made the lead hold up with some big saves down the stretch, including a pair off of penalty corners in the game's final 10-minutes.
The Huskies held an 8-6 advantage in shots and a 5-3 edge in penalty corners on Sunday.
Connecticut is back in action when the team travels to our nation's capital to take on Georgetown on Saturday. Game time is set for 3 p.m.