Junior forward Marie Elena Bolles and the Huskies will play No. 9 Penn State on Friday night in Storrs.
Aug. 30, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 6 University of Connecticut field hockey team is set for Friday night's showdown against No. 9 Penn State, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. Penn State comes into Friday night's contest with a 2-0 record after defeating a pair of top-10 teams last weekend. The Huskies are also 2-0 after posting victories against Bucknell and Sacred Heart during the opening weekend.
Friday is "Blue Out Sherman Night" in Storrs and fans are encouraged to come to the game wearing blue. There will also be a free "Blue Out" item for all in attendance The Lady Lions' two victories came at the expense of No. 3 Old Dominion and No. 8 Virginia. Kelsey Amy, Brittany Grzywacz and Lauren Purvis lead the way for PSU with two goals each.
The Huskies have won five games against top-10 opponents since the 2010 season and have won six games in-a-row against Penn State. Most recently, Connecticut defeated the Lady Lions by a 3-2 count in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament in Storrs. That game sent the Huskies to their 10th NCAA National Semifinal.
Connecticut shut out both Bucknell and Sacred Heart last weekend and allowed the two teams to combine for only two shots. Senior back Alicia Angelini is the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Week after anchoring the Huskies solid defensive effort.