STORRS, Conn. – The No. 1 UConn field hockey team scored a season-high nine goals in Sunday afternoon’s 9-2 win over Dartmouth at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
Sophomore Amanda Collins netted a hat trick as the Huskies (13-0, 4-0 Big East) remained the only undefeated team in Division I. Junior Charlotte Veitner and sophomore Amelia Iacobucci each added two scores in the win.
For Veitner, she now trails Lauren Henderson by just 17 points to become UConn’s all-time points leader. It is the 21st-straight home victory in the regular season for UConn, dating back to 2014.
Seven different players recorded assists, including two for Umstead. Five different players recorded at least five shots for the Huskies, helping UConn to a 22-1 shots edge in the first half and 20-4 advantage in the second half.
Veitner scored the first two goals within the initial 14 minutes of the game, connecting off passes from freshmen Svea Boker and Antonia Tiedtke. The junior now has a team-high 20 goals on the season and leads the country in scoring.
Heistand scored at 18:01 after dribbling through the defense and ripping a shot past Emma Plumb, the Dartmouth goalkeeper. Iacobucci’s goal capped-off the first half scoring when she rebounded Umstead’s shot to make it 4-0.
Iacobucci scored again in the 44th minute, deflecting a pass from Umstead off a penalty corner. Collins then took over, scoring three goals in a seven-minute stretch to give the Huskies nine goals on the afternoon.
The Huskies return to action with two home games next weekend, hosting Liberty on Saturday and Yale on Sunday.