Sept. 9 Poll Results
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut field hockey team checked in at No. 2 in the NFHCA / Penn Monto Division I national poll on Tuesday, as announced by the organization.
The Huskies tallied 832 points, including two first-place votes, to move up to second in the poll behind North Carolina (915). UConn was ranked as the No. 3 team in the country in the preseason poll.
Through three games, the Huskies own a perfect 3-0 mark and boast two wins over ranked teams, including a victory over then-No.8 Penn State on Saturday. In the latest NCAA stats release, Connecticut checked in with the most penalty corners per game in the nation (14.0), and also saw top-15 ranks in assists per game (2.67), goals against average (0.61), scoring margin (1.82), and shutouts per game (0.67).
Individually, current Big East Defensive Player of the Week Nina Klein comes in at No. 5 in the country in save percentage (.857), while Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) and Chrissy Davidson (West Lawn, Pa.) are both in the top-35 in assists per game (0.67). Sophie Bowden (Somerset, England), Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany) and Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England) are all tied for sixth in the conference with 0.67 goals per game.
The Huskies are in the midst of an 11-game winning streak dating back to the 2013 season and haven’t allowed more than two goals in any game since last October.