STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut field hockey team is set for an action-packed weekend with non-conference matchups against New Hampshire and No. 10 Boston College at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex. The Huskies will face the Wildcats on Friday at 7 p.m. before taking on the Eagles at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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Through four games, the Huskies rank in the top-10 among the national statistical leaders in nearly every category. UConn holds the top spot in assists per game (4.50), goals per game (6.50), points per game (17.50), scoring average (6.50) and scoring margin (6.00).
Individually, sophomore forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) is tied for first in goals per game (2.50) and ranks second in points per game (5.00). Classmate Casey Umstead (Sellersville, Pa.) holds a place among the top-10 leaders with 1.25 goals per game (T-8th) and 3.00 points per game (T-5th). Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.) stands second in save percentage (.909) and third in goals against average (0.27).
Earlier this week, Veitner earned her second-straight Big East Offensive Player of the Week honor after tallying hat tricks in UConn’s wins against Quinnipiac and Columbia last weekend.
Umstead added three goals of her own against Quinnipiac while freshman Amelia Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) notched her first career hat trick at Columbia on Sunday.
UConn (4-0) and UNH (1-2) have a long history that dates back to the 1977 season and includes 33 games. The Huskies hold a 20-9-4 series edge over the Wildcats, including a 3-0 win last year thanks to goals from Veitner, Umstead and junior midfielder Anna Middendorf.
Connecticut owns a 28-12-1 all-time record against Boston College in a series that began in 1981. This season, BC is off to a 3-1 start, headlined by senior AshLeigh Sebia with a team-high three goals.
Connecticut is one of 10 Division I teams that remain undefeated so far this season. The Huskies have held each of their opponents to a scoreless first half and outscored them by a 15-to-2 margin in the second half. UConn is currently on an 18-game winning streak, dating back to the 2014 season.
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