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No. 3 UConn Takes on Quinnipiac, No. 12 Boston College

Oct. 26, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. –
Regular season play wraps-up for the No. 3 UConn field hockey team this weekend when it hosts Quinnipiac on Friday and travels to take on Boston College on Sunday, prior to next week’s Big East Tournament.

The Huskies (16-1, 6-0 Big East) play the Bobcats at 4 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex and compete with the No. 12 Eagles on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Already having clinched the Big East regular season title and the top-seed in the Big East Tournament in Philadelphia, Pa., UConn is riding high despite a 2-1 loss to No. 5 Maryland this past Sunday.

The way things are setting up, the Huskies will play either Liberty, Providence or Temple in the first round of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 4. Time is to be decided, but all games will be played at the Owls’ Howarth Field.

The Huskies clinched their 16th regular season championship under head coach Nancy Stevens when they beat Georgetown, 5-3, last Friday. UConn is the only Big East team that is undefeated in conference play.

With an assist on Sunday, junior forward Charlotte Veitner passed Lizzy Peijs for the UConn all-time career assists record. Veitner now has 47 assists. She is also just eight points away from tying Lauren Henderson (213) for the most points in program history.

UConn has won its last 23 home games as it prepares to host the Bobcats on Friday. The Huskies are 11-0 all-time against Quinnipiac and 30-12-1 in the all-time series with Boston College.

SCOUTING QUINNIPIAC, BOSTON COLLEGE

Quinnipiac (4-12) is a riding a two-game losing skid after losses to Holy Cross and Temple. The Bobcats are 2-4 in their last six games, including losses to three Big East teams (Temple, Old Dominion and Providence).

Savannah Reilly leads the team with eight goals this season, while teammate Dayna Barlow has added seven tallies of her own. The Bobcats are being outscored this season, 40-29, and outshot, 255-173.

No. 12 Boston College (9-7, 3-3 ACC) will play No. 20 Harvard on Thursday, prior to taking on the Huskies on Sunday. The game against UConn will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, as part of WatchESPN and ESPN3.

The Eagles are 4-6 against ranked opponents this season, including wins over No. 17 Stanford, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 7 Louisville, and No. 18 Wake Forest. Lucy Lytle leads the team with 11 goals this season.

UCONN BY THE NUMBERS

As a team, the Huskies lead the nation in scoring average (5.12), scoring margin (4.00), points per game (14.41), and goals per game (5.12). They rank second in assists per game (4.18) and third in goals against average (1.12).


 

 

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