Oct. 6, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Graduate student defender Louisa Boddy scored her ninth and 10th goals of the season to lead the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 2-1 victory at Louisville on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Huskies improve to 13-0 on the season and 4-0 in BIG EAST Conference play. The Cards slip to 7-6 on the season, 1-2 in the loop.
Connecticut has now won 11-straight BIG EAST regular season games, dating back to the 2010 season. The Huskies also improve to 13-2 all-time against Louisville and have won four consecutive games against the Cards.
UConn jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Boddy cashed in on one of the Huskies' six penalty corner chances. Boddy took a feed from Vicky Arthur and Chrissy Davidson and struck a shot past Louisville goal keeper Erin Conrad at the 20:43 mark.
It didn't take long for Boddy to add UConn's insurance tally as the Huskies earned another penalty corner at the 23:54 mark. The same penalty corner combination gave UConn an insurance tally that would turn out to be much needed as Becca Maddock netted U of L's only goal of the game at the 49:36 mark.
However, Sarah Mansfield and the UConn defense held the lead once again as the Huskies improved to 13-0 for only the second time in school history. Mansfield made five saves for the Huskies and Conrad stopped six shots for the Cardinals.
UConn outshot Louisville by a 13-6 count and held an 8-6 edge in shots on goal.
The Huskies return home from their three-game road trip for a game against Georgetown on Saturday, October 13. Game time is set for 12 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn.