NEWTON, Mass. – The No. 2 University of Connecticut field hockey is gearing up with a battle with No. 1 North Carolina at a neutral site Boston College Soccer Complex in Newton, Mass on Sunday, Sept. 28. Action is set to begin at 12 p.m.
The game will be a re-match of the 2013 National Semifinals, which ended in a dramatic 2-1 Husky victory via a shootout. UConn opened the scoring in the 5th minute when Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) sent a hard low shot from the top of the circle that skirted through traffic and found the stick of a sliding Marie Elena Bolles (Phoenixville, Pa.) on the back door. Bolles redirected the shot into the back of the cage from a low angle just off the right post for the 1-0 lead.
The Tar Heels answered with a goal of their own but Anne Jeute and current senior captain Chrissy Davidson (West Lawn, Pa.) each converted a stroke to send the Huskies to the National Championship game vs. Duke
Sunday’s contest will be the 11th-ever meeting between the two programs, with UNC holding a 7-to-3 all-time edge.
The Huskies (6-1) are coming off a 3-1 setback to No. 9 Stanford on Friday night. Freshman forward Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) continued her strong season when she connected for her team-leading fourth goal of the season at the 7:15 mark.
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