Nov. 12, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - Sophomore Anne Jeute lifted the Huskies to a 3-2 victory over Princeton in the First Round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Saturday as she led the squad with two goals. The No. 5 Huskies are hosting the First and Second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn. this weekend and will play Penn State on Sunday.
The Nittany Lions and the Huskies will square-off for a berth in the National Semifinal tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. The Huskies are seeking their 10th appearance in the National Semifinal and are 14-16-4 all-time against PSU.
Connecticut, now 18-2 overall, keeper Sarah Mansfield tallied one save and two allowed goals in the Husky win, while Princeton goalie Christina Maida finished with five saves and three allowed goals.
The Huskies, who defeated Princeton for the second time this year after a 3-1 victory on October 16, played shutdown defense allowing the Tigers only three shots in the game as UConn concluded the afternoon with 16 shots and eight on goal.
Freshman forward Chloe Hunnable put the Huskies on the scoreboard first with a 7:36 goal off of a penalty corner with junior midfielder Alicia Angelini and junior back Allison Angulo being credited with the assist.
Holding a 1-0 advantage entering the second half, Jeute capitalized twice to advance the Huskies to Sunday's game. Jeute's first goal came at the 37:30 mark on an unassisted score before finding the back of the net for her first game-winner of the season at 48:47.
The Tigers would move the score to 2-1 with a 38:40 goal by Allison Evans. Trailing 3-1, Princeton added its final goal as the clock hit zero on a score by Kelsey Byrne.