Oct. 11, 2012
STORRS, Conn - The No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team will play its final two home games of the 2012 regular season this weekend as the Huskies take on Georgetown on Saturday at 12 p.m. before squaring-off against No. 13 Stanford on Sunday at 1 p.m. All action takes place at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs.
Annie Wilson leads the way offensively for the Hoyas with four goals and five assists for a team-high 13 points.
The Cardinal comes into the weekend on a three-game winning streak and will square-off against the aforementioned Orange on Friday in Amherst, Mass. Stanford is 2-3 against ranked opponents this year but dropped a 3-2 double-overtime decision to then No. 1 Maryland earlier this season.
Becky Dru is leading the Cardinal with 19 points and Courtney Halderman has netted a team-high eight goals. Hope Burke and Maddie Secco have also tallied double-digit points this season for Stanford.
UConn has won each of its five showdowns against ranked opponents, defeating No. 9 Penn State, No. 15 Michigan, No. 21 Albany, No. 16 New Hampshire and No. 12 Boston University.
Connecticut, which is second in the BIG EAST this season in both goals allowed and goals scored have relied heavily on junior goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield this season. Mansfield, an All-America selection in 2011, has posted a .98 goals against average and a .841 save percentage this season to anchor the UConn defense.