Oct. 13, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – Sophomore defender Roisin Upton scored two goals and added two assists while junior forward Chloe Hunnable netted her team-high 14th goal to lead the fourth-ranked University of Connecticut field hockey team past Boston University, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. With the win, UConn improves to 12-1 on the year while the Terriers slip to 8-5.
The Huskies are now 25-8 all-time against BU and have not lost to the Terriers since 2008.
UConn got on the board when Hunnable netted her 14th goal of the season with 54-seconds remaining in the first half. After the Huskies earned their third penalty corner of the game, Anne Jeute inserted the ball to Hunnable who played the ball to Upton at the top of the circle.
Upton then played the ball back to Hunnable on the wing and the Halstead, England native drilled a shot past Valentina Cerda and into the back of the net.
While BU was able to hang with UConn in the first half, the Huskies’ offense exploded for four second-half goals, including three in the first 14:15 of the second stanza. Senior forward Marie Elena Bolles scored just 1:05 into the second half after she redirected an Upton drag flick into the goal, giving UConn all the insurance it would need.
Upton then went back-to-back, scoring first at 46:02 and then again at 49:15, to give the Huskies a commanding 4-0 advantage. Freshman back Montana Fleming got into the action with less than 10-minutes remaining when she took a feed from Anne Jeute and redirected it into the goal.
Senior goaltender Sarah Mansfield made two saves and allowed only one goal, a Nell Burdis score with 2:27 left in regulation. Valentina made nine saves for the Terriers.
UConn held a decisive 22-7 advantage in shots and a 14-3 edge in shots on goals. The Huskies also out-cornered the Terriers 6-2 on the afternoon.
The Huskies are back in action on Friday, October 18 when the team travels to College Park, Md. to square-off against Georgetown. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
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