Henderson, Helwig Power Field Hockey Past Quinnipiac 9-1



    STORRS, Conn. (September 8, 2004) — Senior Lauren Henderson (Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe) and junior Becky Helwig (Basking Ridge, N.J.) combined for seven goals as the University of Connecticut field hockey team won its fourth straight game with a 9-1 victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday afternoon.

    With the win, the Huskies improve to 4-0 on the season, while Quinnipiac drops to 0-3 with the loss.

    UConn’s nine goals mark its highest single-game scoring output since recording 10 goals vs. Quinnipiac on Sept. 1, 1998.

    Henderson scored a season-high four goals, three of which came over a 14-minute span in the middle of the first half to put the game away. Helwig gave the Huskies the early 1-0 advantage at the 2:47 mark, before adding a pair of second-half tallies.

    The Huskies (4-0) scored five unanswered goals to open the game as Lizzy Peijs (Breda Holland) notched her third score of the season to round out UConn’s first-half scoring.

    Nicole Harmony (Palmrya, Pa.) also added a second-half goal for the Huskies, while Laura Puddle (London, England) recorded an assist in the win.

    Jaime Cassesse registered the Bobcats’ only score of the contest at the 24:29 mark of the first half off a feed from Amy Cuniff.

    The Huskies return to action on Friday, Sept. 10 when they host Vermont beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.

    Scoring Summary             1st     2nd      Final
    Quinnipiac (0-3)                1        0         1
    Connecticut (4-0)             5        4         9

    UConn - Becky Helwig (2), 2:47
    UConn - Lizzy Peijs (3), 3:15
    UConn - Lauren Henderson (3), 6:19 (Laura Puddle)
    UConn - Henderson (4), 17:17
    UConn - Henderson (5), 20:20 (Peijs)
    Quinn - Jaime Cassesse (1) (Amy Cunniff)
    UConn - Helwig (3), 38:24
    UConn - Helwig (4), 44:23
    UConn - Henderson (6), 48:27
    UConn - Harmony (2), 62:59

    Statistical Summary       Quinnipiac       UConn
    Shots                                 5                 16
    Saves                                4                   2
    Penalty Corners                   5                   3