Oct. 19, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 4 UConn field hockey team defeated No. 16 Boston University in a close battle that came down to the final seconds with the Huskies prevailing, 2-1. Connecticut moves to 14-1 (4-0 BE) on the season with the win as BU falls to 8-7.
Sophomore Anne Jeute and freshman Chloe Hunnable lifted the Huskies to a victory scoring the team's two goals, while keeper Sarah Mansfield finished the evening with five saves. Hunnable continues to lead the Huskies with 13 goals and Mansfield improved to 14-1 on the season.
UConn dotted the scoreboard first with a goal by sophomore forward Anne Jeute 4:11 into the first half to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. The goal came after a penalty corner that Jestine Angelini shot from the top of the circle with Terrier keeper Jess Maroney saving the shot before Jeute jumped on the rebound and scored from short range.
At 17:37, Boston evened the game at 1-1 on a goal by Kate Murphy who was assisted by Jacinda McLeod and Macey Gaumond off of a penalty corner.
It didn't take long for Connecticut to regain the lead as Hunnable hit the game-winning shot at 39:00. Hunnable's first shot off of a corner was blocked by a Terrier defender before she grabbed the ball back and capitalized on her extra effort.
The squads would exchange possession of the ball the remainder of regulation. With the clock winding down to zero, BU was granted a penalty corner. The Terriers had one last chance to tie the game as Kate Murphy took a final shot but was blocked by a UConn defender.
Connecticut outshot Boston University 12-10 with the Terriers having eight corners and the Huskies having three.
The Huskies will continue their three-game home stretch on Sunday, Oct. 23 when they host BIG EAST foe Syracuse at 12 p.m. at George J. Sherman Family Sport Complex.