-- UConn Field Hockey (@UConnFHockey) August 14, 2016
STORRS, Conn. - Only three days into the preseason and the University of Connecticut field hockey team had an impressive showing in a 4-1 win over Boston University in Saturday's exhibition at the Sherman Complex.
"We played our entire roster...It's not about winning, it's an exhibition where we want to see our weaknesses," said head coach Nancy Stevens. "I'm happy with the result...We wanted to see what players will help us for the Stanford game."
The Huskies, who finished the 2015 season ranked as No. 3 in the NFHCA Poll, outshot the Terriers, 21-4. UConn relied on its stout defense led by Middendorf and goalkeeper Nina Klein to hold-off the BU attack.
Freshman Svea Boker had five shots, including one on goal. Middendorf had a game-high seven shots with five on net for the Huskies.
UConn had a 7-2 advantage in penalty corners and capitalized on two of those opportunities when Bolles and Veitner each scored, while Middendorf assisted on both.
Four periods were played - two 20-minute periods and two 15-minute periods, equaling the regulation 70 minutes.
The Huskies open the season on Aug. 26 when they travel to California to play Stanford at 7 p.m. (ET).