STORRS, Conn. - Junior Charlotte Veitner tied the UConn field hockey all-time assists record on Sunday, as eight different scorers helped lead the No. 1 Huskies past Yale, 8-1, on Senior Day at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
Veitner had two assists in the game, tying her with Lizzy Peijs ('08) for the most assists in program history. She added a goal for a four-point day, leaving her just nine points shy of Lauren Henderson for the program lead in points.
The Huskies (15-0, 5-0 Big East) had a balanced offensive attack against the Bulldogs with eight goal scorers and five different players recording assists. Junior Casey Umstead joined Veitner with a goal and two assists in the win.
In a pregame ceremony, UConn honored the six graduating seniors - Olivia Bolles, Asia Crawford, Efthimia Kutrubis, Anna Middendorf, Montana Fleming and Darby Smith - for their contributions to the program.
UConn had a 34-6 shots advantage over the Bulldogs, including a 21-3 edge in shots on goal. Veitner had a game-high eight shots, while freshman Barbara van den Hoogen had six of her own.
Fleming got the scoring started with a deflected shot at the right post finding the back of the cage after a pass from Middendorf. Sophomore Amanda Collins added another in the 11th minute, giving UConn an early 2-0 lead.
UConn's fourth goal was an acrobatic tally by Smith, who dove in front of the net and got her stick on the ball, pushing it past Yale goalkeeper Emilie Katz. Umstead connected on a penalty stroke in the 31st minute, making it 5-0 at halftime.
Just two minutes into the second half, Boker added to her sensational weekend with a goal to make it 6-0. Veitner tallied on a scrum in front of the cage in the 55th minute, rebounding a shot by Umstead.
In the 59th minute, Middendorf scored off a penalty corner, assisted by Collins and Veitner, who tied the record on that assist.
The Huskies extend their home winning streak to 23 games, dating back to 2014. Top-ranked UConn returns to action next weekend when it travels to play Georgetown on Friday and No. 6 Maryland on Sunday.
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