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Field Hockey Geared Up For Two Weekend Road Games

Through five games, Nina Klein ranks sixth in the country with a 0.70 goals against average.
Sept. 18, 2014

Live Stats: at UMass at Lafayette

STORRS, Conn. – The No.5 University of Connecticut field hockey team plays on the road for the second straight weekend when it heads to Amherst, Mass. on Sept. 19 to take on UMass at 4 p.m. Following the game, the Huskies travel to Easton, Pa. to prepare for a showdown with Lafayette on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.

Husky fans can keep up with all the action via gametracker links posted above. To keep up with the team on Twitter, follow @UConnFHockey.

Through four weeks of play, the Huskies find themselves among the national leaders in nearly every major statistical category. UConn ranks second in the nation in penalty corner attempts per game (11), and sports top-20 rankings in goals against average (0.70), save percentage (.852), scoring margin (1.57), and shutouts per game (0.60).

Individually, redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.) checks in at No. 6 in the country with a 0.70 goals against average and ranks 11th  overall with an .826 save percentage. Three key pieces of the Husky offensive attack Roisin Upton (0.75), Chrissy Davidson (0.60), and Charlotte Veitner (0.60) are in the top-35 in assists per game.  

Earlier this week, Davidson was named the Big East Offensive Player of the week after delivering a goal and an assist in UConn’s game against then-ranked No. 15 Boston College on Sunday.

Senior forward Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England) made history over the weekend, moving in fifth place on UConn’s all-time point list (131). The England native has tallied 55 career goals and can break into the top-four with just five more scores.

UConn has a storied history with the Minutewomen, dating back to the 1975 season. The Huskies have never faced an opponent more times than UMass (49) and sport a 33-13-3 record against their out-of-state foes. Currently, the Huskies have won three straight games the Minutewomen, including a 4-1 victory on Sept. 18, 2013.

This season, UMass is off to a 2-4 start, headlined by a team-best three goals from junior midfielder Brooke Sabia.

The Huskies and Leopards have met just four times on the pitch with UConn holding a 3-1 all-time series lead. In 2014, Lafayette is 4-2, including a season-opening 4-2 win over Boston College on Aug. 30.