PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team begins play in the 2014 Big East Championship on Friday, Nov. 7 when it takes on Providence at 3:30 p.m. at Lennon Family Field in a tournament semifinal game.
UConn (14-2, 5-0 Big East) earned the tournament’s No. 1 seed after clinching its 14th Big East regular season title last Saturday with a comeback win against Temple. The Huskies have won 13 Big East Tournaments, including a streak of two-in-a-row. Last season, UConn downed ODU, 1-0, in overtime in the championship game, headlined by Chloe Hunnable’s game-winning tally just 1:03 into extra time.
UConn owns a 31-8-3 all-time record against the Friars in a series dating back to 1981. The Huskies have won eight straight games against their Big East foes, including a dominant 7-1 victory on Oct. 17 at the Sherman Family-Sports Complex in Storrs.
Earlier this week, seven members of the program were honored by the Big East, including Defensive Player of the Year Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) and Rookie of the Year Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany). The Connecticut coaching staff was also tabbed as the league’s Coaching Staff of the Year for the eighth time under head coach Nancy Stevens.
After turning in its eighth undefeated regular season in league play, UConn has won 21 of their last 23 conference games, dating back to the 2011 season.
Keep up with the team throughout the weekend by follow @UConnFHockey on Twitter for in-game updates.