GILBERT, Ariz. -- A weekend victory against the defending national champion on Sunday has solidified the UConn field hockey team's hold on the No. 1 ranking in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Coaches Poll, as announced on Tuesday.
The Huskies defeated then-No. 5 Delaware, 1-0, in an overtime thriller on Sunday to push their record on the season to 9-0, remaining the last unbeaten team in the nation. UConn accumulated 1,146 points and 44 first-place votes to remain at the top of the poll for the third straight week.
Duke held on to the No. 2 spot, while Virginia inched up to No. 3 and Penn State fell one spot to No. 4. North Carolina climbed back into the top-5, after nailing down a pair of wins over the weekend.
Head Coach Nancy Stevens
UConn is facing one of the nations most rigorous regular season schedules in 2017, as the squad has faced six top-20 opponents in nine games so far this season. In addition to their No. 1 ranking, the Huskies have claimed the No. 1 spot in the RPI rankings for a second straight week.
UConn returns to action with a pair of home games this week. The Huskies will first welcome conference foe Providence (6 p.m.) on Friday, Sept. 29, before welcoming Massachusetts (1 p.m.) on Sunday, Oct. 1 in a nonconference matchup.
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