Oct. 13, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Graduate student back Louisa Boddy posted another two goals and senior back Vicky Arthur notched the first goal of her career to lead the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Georgetown on Saturday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn. With the win, UConn improves to a spotless 14-0 on the season and 5-0 in BIG EAST play. The Hoyas slip to 2-13 overall, 0-4 in league action.
The Huskies are now 14-0 for the second time in school history. UConn has now won 12-straight BIG EAST regular-season contests with only one league game remaining in the 2012 regular season. UConn also improves to 10-0 all-time against the Hoyas. In those 10 wins, the Huskies have outscored Georgetown by a 54-4 margin.
Connecticut got the scoring started early, netting two goals in the game's first 5:13. Boddy's first goal came off a corner strike with assists from sophomore midfielder Chrissy Davidson and Arthur just 3:11 into the contest. Arthur would follow with her first-career goal just over two-minutes later. Davidson struck a shot that was blocked by the Hoya defense but Arthur controlled the carom and swiped the ball inside the near post and into the back of the net to give UConn and early 2-0 lead.
Davidson would add her second goal of the season at 23:54 after she took a feed from senior forward Erin Koonz in the middle of the circle. Davidson took advantage and beat Georgetown keeper Briana Pereira for UConn's third goal of the half.
Boddy's second goal came two-minutes before intermission off a similar corner strike from Davidson and Arthur to give UConn an insurmountable 4-0 advantage.
UConn dominated all facets of this contest, outshooting the Hoyas, 39-3, and creating 17 penalty corner opportunities to Georgetown's one. Pereira was forced to make 17 saves on Saturday while UConn keeper Sarah Mansfield needed to stop just one shot in 58:28 of action.
Lauren Tarantino relieved Mansfield with 11:32 remaining in the game and allowed Georgetown's only goal of the contest with 2:09 remaining in regulation. Mansfield's goals against average shrunk to an even stingier 0.72 following the game.
UConn is back in action on Sunday, October 14 when the team welcomes No. 13 Stanford to Storrs. The contest, which is slated to begin at 1 p.m., will be preceded by the annual senior day ceremony. Alicia Angelini, Vicky Arthur, Katherine Baker, Louisa Boddy and Erin Koonz will be recognized pregame.