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No. 1 FH Heads Back to the BIG EAST Championship; Huskies to face Liberty

Nov. 3, 2017

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Providence, R.I. - The No. 1 UConn field hockey team (18-0) will seek its sixth-consecutive BIG EAST Tournament Championship on Sunday, after defeating Providence, 3-0, in the semifinals match on Friday afternoon.

The championship game will be held on Sunday, November 5 at Providence College in Providence, R.I. The contest is slated to begin at 1p.m.

The Huskies will advance to the BIG EAST Championship for the 15th- straight year as they look to capture the programs 17th overall BIG EAST Tournament Championship. UConn will play second-seeded Liberty in the championship game.

Uconn was aided by two, first half goals as the Huskies outshot Providence (11-8) by a heavy 14-1 margin.

It took only seven minutes for the nation's top team to score thanks to senior Charlotte Veitner. The BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year notched her nation-leading 28th tally of the season with a shot into the back right corner of the cage. Freshman Jessica Dembrowski picked up the assist after connecting with Veitner who sent one home from the stroke line.

Sophomore Svea Boker later added an insurance goal in the half, following one of UConn's seven penalty corner opportunities. After an initial shot by senior Casey Umstead was saved by the Friars goalkeeper, Boker collected the loose rebound and sent it top shelf for the 2-0 advantage.

Three different players scored in the tilt, proving the Huskies' offense is as balanced as it is dominating. At 62:08, it was junior Amelia Iacobucci who added to the scoring fun. Iacobucci posted her third tally of the season, while classmate Amanda Collins recorded the helper, as the No. 1 seed UConn increased its lead to 3-0.

Redshirt-senior goalkeeper Nina Klein made one save in the tilt, while her counterpart collected 13. The Huskies' defense held strong in front of Klein, as the Friars where held to only four shots in the contest.