Oct. 9, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J.- The University of Connecticut field hockey team came from behind to defeat Virginia, 2-1, in the final minutes of its Sunday afternoon contest. Freshman Chloe Hunnable and midfielder Alicia Angelini lifted the No. 4 Huskies to the victory with goals in the 57th and 68th minutes, respectively.
With the win, the Huskies improve to 12-1 on the season and are 4-0 in BIG EAST play. The Cavaliers slip to 7-10.
The Cavaliers broke up the scoreless game recording the first goal with the clock reaching 35:00. Virginia entered halftime with a 1-0 advantage after Lane Smith tipped the ball in off a of a penalty corner. Elly Buckle was credited with the assist.
The Huskies evened the game at 1-1 with freshman Chloe Hunnable tallying her 12th goal of the season at 56:53. The forward tied the match on a shot past the Cavalier keeper on a push from a penalty corner by Allison Angulo who dished out her 8th assist of the year.
With less than three minutes left in regulation, midfielder Alicia Angelini hit the game-winner after a Husky corner shot was deflected. In the 67:03 score, Hunnable assisted on the go ahead goal that would give UConn a 2-1 victory.
Connecticut outshot Virginia 12-8 with both teams taking six penalty corners.
Sophomore goaltender Sara Mansfield finished with two saves on the game, while Cavalier keeper Jenny Johnstone concluded the afternoon with three stops.
The Huskies return to Storrs on Sunday, October 16 hosting Princeton at 2 p.m.