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    No. 8 Field Hockey Rounds Out Regular Season With 3-0 Win at Yale

    UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM Anna Middendorf scored the first goal of her on Sunday.
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    Anna Middendorf scored the first goal of her on Sunday.
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    Nov. 3, 2013

    Box Score

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman midfielder Anna Middendorf scored the first goal of her career and sophomore defender Roisin Upton netted two scores as the No. 8 University of Connecticut field hockey team defeated Yale, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon in New Haven, Conn.  With the win, UConn rounds out the regular season with a 15-4 overall record while the Bulldogs slip to 7-9 on the year.

    UConn has now won at least 15 games 26 times in its 35 years of existence and has reached the 15-win mark in 12 straight seasons.  The Huskies have now posted at least 15 wins for the 18th time in the last 20 years.

    Connecticut also improved to 31-0 all-time vs. Yale in a series that started in 1975.

    The Huskies will now prepare to host the 2013 Big East Tournament at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.  UConn clinched a share of the Big East Regular Season title for the 13th time in its history yesterday and earned the No. 1 seed in next week’s tournament due to a goal differential tiebreaker.  The Huskies will square-off against No. 4 seed Temple on November 8 for the right to play in the Championship Final on November 10.

    Middendorf’s first career goal came at the 8:58 mark after she took a feed from Anne Jeute and Chrissy Davidson on a penalty corner opportunity.  Middendorf was able to convert on the game-winner with a strike from the top of the circle. 

    Sophomore back Roisin Upton gave the Huskies some insurance when she was awarded a penalty stroke at the 29:18 mark and converted on the chance.  Upton is now a perfect 2-2 on penalty strokes this year and she netted her 11th goal of the season with 4:44 remaining in regulation thanks to Davidson’s 11th assist of the year.


     

     

    All-American goaltender Sarah Mansfield stopped three shots for the Huskies while Heather Schlesier made 16 saves for Yale.  The shutout was the second in-a-row for Mansfield and her eighth of the season.

    The Huskies dominated all facets of this one, holding a 35-4 advantage in shots and a 14-3 edge in penalty corners.

     

     

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