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Field Hockey Gears Up for Weekend Battles with No. 19 ODU, Boston University

Chloe Hunnable scored the game-winner against ODU in the 2013 Big East Tournament Championship game.
Oct. 8, 2014

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STORRS, Conn. –
The No. 6 University of Connecticut field hockey team continues conference play when it hosts No. 19 Old Dominion at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex on Friday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Following the game, the Huskies will travel to Boston, Mass. for a non-conference showdown with the Boston University Terriers on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.

The Last Meeting
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November 10, 2013
Storrs, Conn.
No. 7 UConn Field Hockey Takes Home 2013 BIG EAST Championship
Less than two minutes into overtime, junior forward Chloe Hunnable found the back of the net for the 20th time in 2013, giving the No. 7 University of Connecticut field hockey team a dramatic 1-0 victory over No. 5 Old Dominion University in the BIG EAST Championship Final. With the victory, the Huskies claimed the 2013 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship title and improved to 17-4 this season, while the Lady Monarchs fall to 13-7 and will await seeding, pairing and location for the 2013 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.

Fans can follow both games via live gametracker links (listed above), as well as watch the Huskies’ match-up vs. the Lady Monarchs by CLICKING HERE. In addition, @UConnFHockey on Twitter will provide in-game updates.

UConn (7-2, 1-0 Big East) is coming off a convincing 6-0 win over Georgetown last weekend. Freshman forward Casey Umstead (Sellersville, Pa.) enjoyed a breakout game, scoring her first three career goals. She was placed on the conference’s weekly honor roll earlier this week.


 

 

Friday’s game will be a rematch of the 2013 Big East Tournament Championship game, which ended in a dramatic 1-0 overtime Husky victory. Forward Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England) was the hero for UConn, scoring just 1:03 into extra time to give the Huskies their 13th Big East Tournament crown.  Overall, the Huskies are 11-24 against the Lady Monarchs in a series that dates back to 1979.

Hunnable currently stands at No. 5 in UConn history with 134 career points. The Halstead, England native has racked up an impressive 56 goals in her four-year career and can crack into the top-4 with four more scores (Lauren Aird, 60).

At 6-5 (1-1, Big East), Old Dominion checked in at No. 19 in the weekly NFHCA/Penn Monto poll. Defending Big East Offensive Player of the Week Rosario Villagra tallied a Big East-best nine points on three goals and three assists in a 1-1 week for the Monarchs. Villagra’s 24 points this season rank second in the Big East, while her 2.18 points per game average leads the league.

The Huskies have won 17 of their last 19 conference games, dating back to the 2011 season. UConn has not dropped more than one conference game in a season since 2010 when the squad finished 4-2 in Big East play.

On Sunday, the Huskies will take on the Terriers for the 34th time in program history. The Huskies sport a 25-8 all-time record against their out-of-state foes and most recently downed BU, 5-1, on Oct. 13, 2013. 

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