STORRS, Conn. – The No. 4 University of Connecticut field hockey team will look to push its winning streak to four games when it hosts Providence on Friday, Oct. 17 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex at 5 p.m. UConn will then round out regular season home action on Sunday, Oct. 19 when it hosts Yale at 2 p.m.
Following Friday’s battle with the Friars, the Huskies will honor former standout student-athlete (1985-88) and current Providence head coach Diane Madl. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
UConn (9-2, 2-0 Big East) is coming off a pair of weekend victories over No. 19 Old Dominion and Boston University. Earlier this week, redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.) was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week after posting her fifth shutout of the season against the Lady Monarchs and helping the Huskies secure a 2-1 shoot-out victory over the Terriers on Sunday. Sophomore Anna Middendorf (Bremen, Germany) was placed on the league’s weekly honor roll after tallying a pair of goals and six total points in two games.
The Huskies moved up two spots in the weekly NFHCA/Penn Monto weekly poll and now sit at No. 4.
UConn owns a 30-8-3 all-time record against the Friars in a series dating back to 1981. The Huskies have won seven straight games against their Big East foes. In addition, Connecticut has won 18 of its last 20 games against Big East competition.
Connecticut has never lost to Yale in 31 all-time meetings. Last season, Roisin Upton scored twice as UConn downed the Bulldogs, 3-0, in its regular season finale.
Sunday’s game against the Bulldogs will serve as the 2014 Senior Day, during which the Huskies’ four seniors Chrissy Davidson, Chloe Hunnable, Casey Higgins and Jamie Schlotterer will be honored during a pregame ceremony. The seniors have posted a remarkable 68-12 overall record, which translates into a .850 winning percentage and is the best mark for any four-year class in the history of UConn field hockey.