Game Tracker | Husky Vision
STORRS, Conn. – Even while playing 3,000 miles away from campus, the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team picked up a pair of impressive wins on opening weekend over No. 11 Stanford and Pacific.
The Huskies (2-0) now will have their chance to enjoy home field advantage on Sunday when they play Drexel at noon on the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. The game can be followed on Game Tracker, watched on Husky Vision or followed at @UConnFHockey on Twitter.
It wasn’t until the 69th minute against the Cardinal that senior forward Montana Fleming scored the game-winning goal for UConn in the season-opener. Two days later, sophomore Amanda Collins and senior Anna Middendorf each scored twice in a 5-2 win over the Tigers.
Middendorf was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week, while Collins earned a spot on the Big East Honor Roll for their performances.
The Huskies dominated offensively on opening weekend, outscoring their opponents, 7-3, and outshooting them, 30-9, including a 20-5 shots on goal advantage. An 18-4 edge in penalty corners also helped UConn put goals on the board.
Juniors Charlotte Veitner and Casey Umstead each scored a goal as well on opening weekend, as five different players recorded assists. One of those five was newcomer, Svea Boker, who earned her first career point.
UConn beat Drexel, 6-0, in Philadelphia last season on Oct. 11. Five different players scored in the win for the Huskies.
Drexel started 0-1 after an opening loss to Richmond, but plays at New Hampshire on Friday before coming to Storrs on Sunday.
The Dragons were 8-11 (4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) in 2015 and return a young team with 15 freshmen and sophomores – including an 11-player sophomore class.
On Sept. 11, Drexel will play inner-city rival Temple, its only other Big East opponent.