Nov. 1, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The No. 8 University of Connecticut field hockey team is set to welcome No. 17 Temple to Storrs for a 12 p.m. showdown on Saturday. With a win, the Huskies will at least clinch a share of their 13th Big East Regular Season title. The team is also scheduled to travel to Yale for a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday in New Haven, Conn.
UConn is led by Chloe Hunnable’s 16 goals and 36 points and Bolles is only three points behind her with 12 points and nine assists. Sophomore back Roisin Upton leads the way with 11 assists while Jeute has 10 helpers to go along with a team-high four game-winning goals.
Temple comes into today’s contest with a 14-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in Big East play. The Owls are led by Amber Youtz’s 16 goals and 38 points while Nicole Kroener leads the squad with 10 assists. Katie Furan has made the most of her scoring chances as three of her five goals have come in game-winning fashion. Lizzy Millen has played every minute in net for Temple and sports a 1.21 goals against average and five shutouts.
The Huskies are 3-2-1 all-time vs. Temple and this will mark the first matchup between the two squads since 1986.
Yale comes into the weekend with a 6-8 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the Ivy League. Erica Borgo is leading the way for the Bulldogs with 20 points while Georgia Holland is right on her heels with 18 points and leads the team with seven goals. The Huskies have never lost to Yale and sport 30-0 record against the Bulldogs all-time.
Postseason play begins next weekend for the Huskies as the team will host the 2013 Big East Tournament in Storrs from November 8-10. The semifinal round is scheduled for Friday, November 8 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. while the championship final is set for Sunday, November 10 at 1 p.m.