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No. 5 Field Hockey Welcomes Rutgers and Yale to Storrs This Weekend

Louisa Boddy scored the first goal of her career last weekend.

Sept. 13, 2012

STORRS, Conn. - The No. 5 University of Connecticut field hockey team, which is coming off a weekend that saw it defeat a pair of ranked teams, returns home this weekend for the BIG EAST Conference opener against Rutgers on Saturday and a contest against Yale on Sunday.

The Huskies will square-off against Rutgers at 12 p.m. and against Yale at 2 p.m. Both games will take place at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs.

The Last Meeting
October 28, 2011
Piscataway, N.J.
Huskies Earn 5-0 Road Shutout Over Rutgers
The Huskies continued their dominant action in the BIG EAST with a 5-0 victory over Rutgers, improving to 16-1 on the season and an unbeaten 6-0 mark in conference play clinching outright control of the regular season title.

The Last Meeting
October 2, 2011
New Haven, Conn.
Bolles' Goal Lifts No. 4 Field Hockey to a 1-0 Victory at Yale
Sophomore forward Marie Elena Bolles scored the game's only goal to propel the No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Yale on Sunday afternoon in New Haven, Conn. With the win, UConn improves to 10-1 on the season while the Bulldogs slip to 4-5.

Fans who attend the Rutgers game will receive a free rally towel and pom-pom while fans at the Yale game will receive a free UConn stress toy following the contest.

Connecticut scored wins against No. 15 Michigan and at No. 21 Albany last weekend, both by 2-1 margins. Junior forward Marie Elena Bolles scored three of UConn's four goals over the weekend and earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors yet again.

Bolles, the 2012 Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year is fifth in the country at 3.0 points per game and ranks seventh at 1.2 goals per contest. She paces a UConn offense that is 11th in the country at 3.4 goals per game.

Junior goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield has been equally dominant this season. Mansfield, the 2012 BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, leads the country with a 0.88 save percentage and is fourth with a goals against average of 0.63. She has allowed only three goals in five games this year. All three goals came against ranked opponents.