STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut field hockey team returns to the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex for the first time in over a week when it hosts Georgetown in its Big East opener on Saturday, Oct. 4 at noon.
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UConn (6-2) is coming off a pair of losses to No. 9 Stanford and No. 1 UNC over the weekend. Connecticut checked in at No. 6 in the weekly NFHCA/ Penn Monto poll with 624 points and also was one of just three teams to receive a first-place vote.
The Huskies have won each of their last six conference openers, dating back to the 2007 season. Overall, UConn sports a stellar 11-0 all-time mark against the Hoyas, including a dominant 5-0 victory last season, highlighted by a hat-trick from senior forward Marie Elena Bolles.
Nationally, the Huskies are third in the country with 8.56 corners per game and check in in the top-30 in goals against average (1.03), scoring margin (1.56) and shutouts per game (0.44).
Georgetown enters the matchup with a 4-5 record but has dropped three of its last five games. As a team, the Hoyas are averaging 1.78 goals per game, heading by the play of Aliyah Graves-Brown, who has tallied a team-best nine points on three goals and three assists.
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