Oct. 18, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Sophomore forward Chloe Hunnable and graduate student back Louisa Baddy each scored two goals to lead the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 5-1 victory over No. 16 Boston College on Thursday evening in Chestnut Hill, Mass. With the victory, the Huskies improve to a perfect 16-0 on the season and run their regular-season winning streak to 26-straight games. The Eagles slip to 9-7.
Junior forward Marie Elena Bolles topped things off for UConn with her 11th goal of the season.
UConn is now 7-0 this season against ranked opponents. In addition to tonight's victory over BC, the Huskies have beaten No. 9 Penn State, No. 15 Michigan, No. 21 Albany, No. 16 New Hampshire, No. 12 Boston University and No. 13 Stanford.
Hunnable's first goal of the game came just 6:45 into the contest. Junior forward Marie Elena Bolles drove the ball into the circle and hit a cross to Hunnable, who got open in front of the net. Hunnable redirected the ball into the back of the net to give the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.
Boddy gave Connecticut a 2-0 edge at the 15:04 mark when the Huskies were awarded a corner. Senior back Vicky Arthur inserted the ball to sophomore midfielder Chrissy Davidson. Boddy drove the ball towards the net and struck the ball past BC goaltender Leah Settipane and into the back of the net.
Hunnable's 10th goal of the season came with just nine-seconds remaining in the first half. The same corner combination got the ball to Boddy once again at the top of the circle and she once again drove the ball into the circle. However, this time Boddy dished to Hunnable, who was deeper in the circle, scored and gave the Huskies a 3-0 lead.
Boddy and junior forward Marie Elena Bolles added a pair of second-half goals, which came before and after BC's only score of the game, as the Huskies cruised to the 5-1 win.
Connecticut dominated all facets of Thursday's contest, outshooting the Eagles by a 16-8 margin, while creating seven corners to BC's one.
All-American goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield made five saves on the six shots on goal she faced. Settipane also stopped five shots for the Eagles.
The Huskies are back in action on Sunday, October 21 when the team travels to New Jersey to square-off against No. 2 Princeton. Game time is set for 1 p.m.