Live Stats: Penn State | Columbia
STORRS, Conn. – The No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team is set for a big weekend of action that includes non-conference games against No. 8 Penn State and Columbia at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex. The Huskies will challenge the Nittany Lions on Saturday at noon before taking on Columbia on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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UConn (1-0) enters the weekend after taking down No. 14 Northwestern in its season, 3-2. Three different Huskies scored in the win, including an overtime goal from freshman forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany), who was placed on the Big East’s weekly Honor Roll. Redshirt-freshman Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.) got the nod in goal and picked up her first career win, notching a pair of saves. The win marked UConn’s 12th consecutive season-opening victory.
As a team, UConn attempted 26 total shots, putting 11 on goal and also earned 10 penalty corner attempts. The Husky defense stifled the Wildcats in the second half, allowing just six total shots in the final 47:16.
The Huskies and Nittany Lions have a storied history that date back to the 1978 season and includes 38 games. The Huskies own a slim 18-16-4 series edge over their out-of-state rivals, including a 4-3 overtime victory last season on the road. Sunday’s game against Columbia will mark the first time the two programs have met on the pitch.