No. 6 UConn Field Hockey Moves To 8-0 With 3-1 Win at No. 18 Harvard



    Cambridge, Mass. (Sept. 22, 2004) — Junior Lauren Henderson (Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe) scored a pair of second half goals to lead the No. 6 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 3-1 win at No. 18 Harvard on Wednesday night.

    The improves the Huskies to a perfect 8-0 overall, while Harvard drops to 4-2 following the loss. Connecticut’s eight consecutive wins to start the season represent its best start since it won its first 23 games in 1999.

    Sophomore Meagan Hoffman (West Granby, Conn.) gave UConn the game’s first lead with her third goal of the season at the 18:46 mark.

    Harvard’s Tiffany Kgnaczyk answered with a tally just over 10 minutes later to knot the game at 1-1.

    Henderson gave the Huskies the lead for good when she converted on a corner for the first of her two goals just 3:55 into the second half off a setup by Abby Ostruzka (Riverside, Conn.) and Laura Puddle (London, England).

    Henderson’s two goals move her to within two goals of tying Tracy Fuchs’ UConn career-record total of 79.

    The Huskies out-shot the Crimson 19-7 and attempted 14 penalty corners while limiting Harvard to four.

    UConn returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 25 when they travel to Massachusetts for a 1:00 p.m. (ET) start.

    Scoring Summary              1st      2nd      Final
    No. 6 Connecticut (8-0)       1        2         3
    No. 18 Harvard (4-2)           1        0         1

    UConn - Hoffman, Meagan (3), 18:46
    Harv - Kgnaczyk, Tiffany, 28:56 (Gannon, Kate; McDavitt, Jen)
    UConn - Henderson, Lauren (10), 38:55 (Ostruzka, Abby; Puddle, Laura)
    UConn - Henderson (11), 55:14

    Statistical Summary          UConn        Harvard
    Shots                                  19             7
    Saves                                   3            10
    Penalty Corners                     14             4