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STORRS, Conn. -- Playing seven of its first 11 games on the road, the No. 1 UConn field hockey team now settles in for four home games over the next two weekends -- starting with Villanova and Dartmouth -- at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
The Huskies (11-0, 3-0 Big East) host the Wildcats in Big East action at 6 p.m. (ET) on Friday and will play the Big Green at 12 p.m. (ET) on Sunday. Both games can be followed via Game Tracker or Husky Vision for subscribers.
Last week, the Huskies dominated UMass, 8-1, and shut-out Providence, 2-0, to remain the only undefeated team in all of Division I. UConn has now won 38 consecutive regular season games, dating back to 2014.
Junior Charlotte Veitner and redshirt junior Nina Klein were named Big East Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday. Veitner scored four goals against UMass, her third game with at least three goals this season.
Klein recorded seven saves, including five against the Friars, while posting her fourth shut-out in the cage this season. The UConn defense is allowing just 0.82 goals per game, the second-lowest total in the country.
The Huskies are among the nation's leaders in several categories, including assists per game (5th -- 3.55), goals per game (3rd -- 4.64), points per game (3rd -- 12.82) and scoring margin (1st -- 3.82).
Veitner continues to climb the ranks of UConn's all-time career records, as she is only 25 points away from tying Lauren Henderson's program record of 213 points. The junior forward is also just 24 goals and four assists away from records in those categories, as well.
UConn is 27-6 all-time against Villanova and 18-0-2 against Dartmouth. The last loss to Villanova came in 2007.
The Wildcats (3-9, 0-3 Big East) started the season on a seven-game losing streak before winning three of their last five contests. They have lost three conference games to Liberty, Providence and Quinnipiac thus far.
Villanova is third in the Big East in scoring average with 2.34 goals per game and is second in shots per game (15.75). It leads the conference in penalty corners with eight per game.
The Huskies take on Villanova at 6 p.m., with the Brad Paisley concert in Gampel Pavilion happening afterward as part of the country star's "Country Nation College Tour", presented by Frontier Communications.
The Big Green (3-6, 0-2 Ivy League) will play Penn on Friday before coming to Storrs on Sunday, as it tries to break its current three-game losing streak.
Dartmouth is second to last in the Ivy League in scoring (16 goals in nine games) and last in shots per game (12.3). Carmen Braceras has a team-high five goals this season.
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