LIVE STATS: at Georgetown
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 2 University of Connecticut field hockey team rounds out regular season play on Saturday, Oct. 31 against Big East foe Georgetown at noon at Cooper Field in Washington, D.C. The Huskies claimed the 2015 Big East regular season title outright last weekend with an 8-0 win over Providence.
UConn (17-0, 4-0 Big East) has won 25 of its last 27 league games and has claimed 15 of the last 19 regular season conference titles under head coach Nancy Stevens.
The Huskies sport a stellar 12-0 all-time record against the Hoyas in a series dating back to 1992. When the two teams faced off last year in UConn’s conference opener, sophomore Casey Umstead (Sellersville, Pa.) notched her first career hat trick to propel the team to a 6-0 victory. Seniors Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) and Sophie Bowden (Somerset, England) each tallied a goal as well.
Earlier this week, sophomore Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany) was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week for the seventh time this season. Her two goals and six assists helped the Huskies secure an 8-0 win over the Friars and defeat the Tigers, 4-1. Upton was placed on the conference's Weekly Honor Roll after tallying three goals on the weekend.
Through 17 games, UConn and Syracuse are the only Division I teams that remain undefeated. Nationally, the Huskies check in at No. 1 in all but two categories. Connecticut tops the national rankings in winning percentage (1.000), assists per game (4.71), goals/game (6.12), points/game (16.94), scoring average (6.12), scoring margin (5.76), save percentage (0.875), goals against average (0.35) and shutouts/game (0.71).
Individually, Veitner leads the nation in points/game (4.53), stands second in goals/game (1.76) and is tied for first in assists/game (1.00). Redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Nina Klein (Topton, Pa.) tops the country in goals against average (0.30) and save percentage (.881). Upton checks in at No. 5 in points/game (2.62) while ranking ninth in assists/game (0.77) and goals/game (0.92).
Fans can keep up with all the action live via the Gametracker link posted above or follow @UConnFHockey on Twitter for in-game updates.
Next up for the Huskies is a date in the Big East Championship, set to be played in Norfolk, Va. from Nov. 6-8. UConn has already claimed the tournament’s No. 1 seed.