Nov. 11, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut field hockey team's season ended with a 2-1 loss in the NCAA Second Round to Maryland at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex, Sunday afternoon. The No. 4 Huskies finished 19-3 overall, while the No.6 Terrapins move on to the Final Four with an 18-5 record.
The game-winning score came with just 2:12 left in the game. Megan Frazer ripped a shot high into the cage from straight on for her 10th goal of the season.
UConn scored early, claiming a 1-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the contest. Sophomore Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England) tallied her 15th goal of the season off an assist from graduate student Louisa Boddy (Derbyshire, England). Hunnable's shot came from the top of the circle following a penalty corner opportunity.
At the 22:38 mark, Maryland tied the game at one on a deflection in front of the cage. Jill Witmer centered a pass into a crowd where it was tipped and sailed high into the net off the stick of Alyssa Parker for her eighth goal of the season.
For the game, the Huskies outshot the Terrapins, 11-6. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield (Cornwall, England) made just one save for UConn, while Natalie Hunter stopped three for UMD.