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Huskies fall to No. 16 Boston University

STORRS, CT (Oct. 22, 2002)-- The No. 16 Boston University field hockey team scored two goals in the final 2:37, breaking a 3-3 tie, and sending the Terriers to a 5-3 non-conference win over the University of Connecticut at MIT’s Jack Barry Field. The Huskies fall to 9-7 (3-0 BIG EAST) overall while BU lifts its record to 10-6 (1-1 America East).

With the Terriers up 3-2 with 10 minutes left in the game, Connecticut junior Mary Jo Malone (Water Mill, NY) tapped in a pass from junior Kelly Stolle (Warren, CT) to even the score at 3-3.

Boston University responded with less then three minutes left to take the lead on a goal by sophomore Kara Rossi, and junior Dalinda Banuelos notched the insurance goal in the final minutes.

The Huskies got on the board first when sophomore Lauren Henderson (Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe) scored her 18th goal of the season off a penalty corner with assists from sophomore Lauren Christie (Raby, Australia) and senior Kelly Cochrane (Scarsdale, NY).

The Terriers evened the game 20 minutes later on a penalty corner of their own by junior Celeste Hubbard and took its first lead of the game when junior Lindsey Domers beat UConn goalie junior Maureen Butler (Red Hook, NY). UConn’s Malone answered to tie the game at two apiece at the half.

Boston University opened the second half with a score by junior Whitney Peabody (40:11), but the Huskies answered once again on Malone’s second goal of the game (60:37), however, fell short of the win.

Boston University held a slight edge in shots, 12-10, and led UConn in penalty corners, 9-5. Butler finished the night with four saves for Connecticut, while Susan Harrington stopped three shots in goal for the Terriers.

The Huskies return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26, when they host BIG EAST foe Syracuse at 1 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs. The Connecticut field hockey program will honor two seniors prior to the game during Saturday’s "Senior Day" presentation.