Oct. 28, 2011
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The No.4 Huskies continued their dominant action in the BIG EAST with a 5-0 victory over Rutgers, improving to 16-1 on the season and an unbeaten 6-0 mark in conference play clinching outright control of the regular season title.
Connecticut entered halftime on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 advantage over Rutgers (16-1, 2-4 BE) with three different Huskies capitalizing off of penalty corners after maintaining possession of the ball the majority of the half, while sophomore keeper Sarah Mansfield tallied one save in the first half.
With UConn outshooting Rutgers 11-7 on the day, both keepers finished with five saves as Mansfield recorded her seventh shutout of the 2011 season.
Senior Rayell Heistand notched her fifth goal of the season off of UConn's second corner of the game making contact with a rebound shot off of the Scarlet Knight's goalie Sarah Stuby at 5:16.
The Huskies found the back of the net for a second time at the 9:48 mark when sophomore Anne Jeute, this week's BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, tipped the ball in from the right side on a pass from Jestine Angelini off a penalty corner.
Angelini would switch roles 26:27 minutes into the game when she pushed the Husky lead to 3-0 shooting the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal with Kim Krzyk and Allison Angulo assisting her following a penalty corner.
UConn kept the pressure on the Scarlet Knights, adding two more goals in the second half to finish the game with a 5-0 win.
Jeute recorded her second goal of the game with a 37:10 tip in off a penalty corner with Angelini once again assisting her. Angelini ended the afternoon with a goal and two assists, while Jeute finished with two goals.
Marie Elana Bolles tallied the final Husky goal at 64:51 off of a corner with Cara Silverman getting credited with the assist. All of UConn's five scores resulted from a penalty corner on Friday afternoon.
The Huskies conclude the regular season on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Princeton for a 2 p.m. matchup. Connecticut and Princeton faced each other on October 16 in Storrs, Conn. with the Huskies prevailing 3-1.