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Field Hockey Set to Host Two Non-Conference Games

Charlotte Veitner was one of three Huskies who scored in the season opener.
Sept. 5, 2014

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. 

The Last Meeting
Connecticut4  
Penn State3OT
September 8, 2013
University Park, Pa.
Upton, Bolles Lead No. 4 Field Hockey to 4-3 OT Win at No. 6 Penn State
Sophomore midfielder Roisin Upton scored the first two goals of her career and senior Marie Elena Bolles added her second score of the season in overtime to propel the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 4-3 overtime victory over No. 6 Penn State on Sunday afternoon in University Park, Pa. With the win, the Huskies improve to 3-0 on the season while the Nittany Lions slip to 1-3.

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