STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut field hockey team hits the road for the first time in 2014 when it travels to Durham, N.H. on Friday, Sept. 12 for a 4 p.m. matchup with New Hampshire. Following the game, UConn will head to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to prepare for a 2 p.m. battle with No. 15 Boston College on Sunday, Sept. 14.
Live stats will be available for both games (links included above). The Huskies’ Friday afternoon contest vs. New Hampshire will have a free, live video stream that can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. For in-game updates, follow @UConnFHockey on twitter.
UConn (3-0) is coming off a two-win weekend that included a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory against No. 8 Penn State. Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.), who posted two clean sheets, earned recognition on Monday when she was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week. Sophomore Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany) earned a spot on the conference’s honor roll after tallying two goals in the Huskies’ 4-0 win against Columbia.
UConn and New Hampshire have a storied history that dates back to the 1977 season. Through the series’ first 32 games, the Huskies hold a 19-9-4 advantage. Connecticut and Boston College have met on the pitch on 40 different occasions with UConn owning a 28-11-1 all-time series edge.
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, 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), Middendorf and Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England) are all tied for sixth in the conference with 0.67 goals per game.