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No. 1 UConn Ready for Liberty, Yale

Senior Olivia Bolles will be one of six Huskies honored on Sunday.
Oct. 13, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. --
A Big East showdown with Liberty on Saturday and a special Senior Day ceremony on Sunday highlights the upcoming weekend for the No. 1 UConn field hockey team, the only remaining undefeated team in Division I.

The Huskies (13-0, 4-0 Big East) take on Liberty at 12 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, while facing Yale at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Both games will be played at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex.

Fans who plan to attend the Senior Day game on Sunday should CLICK HERE for traffic information. There will be several road closures in the morning on campus due to the Huskies Forever 5K (8:30-10) and the Homecoming Parade (10-1).

Olivia Bolles, Asia Crawford, Montana Fleming, Efthimia Kutrubis, Anna Middendorf and Darby Smith will be honored in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, commemorating their time at UConn and role in the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships.


 

 

UConn has won 18 straight games in October, dating back to the 2013 season, and is 6-0 at the Sherman Complex this season. The Huskies have won 21-straight home games, going back to 2014.

Coming off a weekend sweep against Villanova and Dartmouth, the Huskies continue their four-game homestand. They outscored the Wildcats and Big Green by a combined score of 15-2.

Freshman Barbara van den Hoogen was named Big East Rookie of the Week after scoring a goal in the 6-0 win over Villanova and grabbing an assist in the 9-2 win against Dartmouth. She is the first Husky to win Rookie of the Week this season.

Junior Charlotte Veitner continues to creep closer to UConn program records, as she is just 17 points away from tying Lauren Henderson for the all-time mark. She is just 20 goals and four assists away from those respective records, as well.

Saturday will be the first-ever meeting between UConn and Liberty, however, the Huskies hold a 33-0 all-time record against Yale -- dating back to 1975.

SCOUTING THE COMPETITION

Liberty (5-6) has played one of the toughest schedules in the country, losing five of its six games to ranked opponents -- including an overtime loss to No. 2 Syracuse on Sept. 3. The Lady Flames rank second in the Big East in scoring margin, scoring average, shots per game and assists.

Yale (4-7) plays at Dartmouth on Saturday prior to Sunday's matchup, but is currently riding a five-game losing streak. The Bulldogs rank last in the Ivy League in goals scored and penalty corners, but are fifth in the nation in save percentage (.774).

BY THE NUMBERS

UConn is second in the country in goals per game (5.08), second in points per game (14.31), first in scoring margin (4.24), and second in assists per game (4.15).

Veitner leads Division I in goals per game (1.54) and points per game (3.77). Sophomore Amanda Collins ranks 10th in assists per game (0.69) and redshirt junior Nina Klein is first in win-loss percentage for goalkeepers (1.000).

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