Sarah Mansfield registered her fifth shutout of the season.
Oct. 11, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – Junior forward Chloe Hunnable and senior forward Marie Elena Bolles each tallied the 100th points of their careers to lead the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team past No. 14 Louisville, 6-0, on Friday evening at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. With the win, UConn improves to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big East while the Cardinals slip to 10-3, 3-1.
Hunnable scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season and also added an assist while Bolles scored a pair of goals and dished-out two helpers.
The Huskies scored early and often in the one, with Hunnable giving UConn a lead it would not relinquish just 3:55 into the contest.
Sophomore back Roisin Upton dribbled to the top of the circle and dished off to Marie Elena Bolles, who was in the near corner. She struck a cross to Hunnable who redirected inside the near post and Hunnable posted the 100th point of her career. Hunnable is the 16th Husky all-time to reach the 100-point plateau.
Junior forward Anne Jeute scored her sixth goal of the season less than two minutes later after Hunnable found her in the middle of the circle. Jeute whirled around and ripped a backhanded shot into the top left corner of the goal to give the Huskies some flashy insurance.
Less than nine-minutes later, Bolles netted her 100th career point, which built UConn’s lead to 3-0 at the 16:32 mark. Jeute dribbled along the baseline and flipped a cross through the circle to Bolles, who was waiting at the far post. Bolles was able to control the ball and hit it past Sydney King, becoming the 17th Husky all-time to post at least 100 career points.
Bolles would return the favor at the 27:48 mark when she dribbled along the baseline and got past the Louisville defense. She then flipped to Jeute in the middle of the circle and the Meerbusch, Germany native was able to elevate a shot past King and into the back of the net.
The Phoenixville, Pa. native would add her sixth point of the evening early in the second half after she redirected an Upton drag flick into the goal, giving UConn a commanding 5-0 lead with less than 30 minute remaining in the game.
UConn outshot the Cardinals 19-8, and held a 15-2 edge in shots on goal. King was forced to make nine saves for U of L while All-America goaltender Sarah Mansfield stopped both shots she was faced with.
The shutout was Mansfield’s fifth this season and the 24th of her career.
Connecticut is back in action on Sunday, October 13 when the team welcomes Boston University to Storrs. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.