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No. 2 UConn Readies for Big East Tournament Final

Casey Umstead's penalty stroke helped the Huskies to a 4-3 win over ODU.
Nov. 7, 2015

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NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 2 University of Connecticut field hockey team seeks its fourth-straight Big East Tournament crown when it battles Temple on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the L.R. Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va.

Fans can watch all the action on the Big East Digital Network by downloading the FOX Sports Go App on their mobile device or by visiting FoxSportsGo.com to access the feed. To keep up with the team on Twitter, follow @UConnFHockey.

The Huskies advance to the tournament final for the 14th consecutive year after edging out Old Dominion, 4-3, on Friday. The two teams went head-to-head throughout the entire game but sophomore Casey Umstead’s (Sellersville, Pa.) penalty stroke goal proved to be the decisive tally.

Sunday’s championship meeting with Temple will be a rematch of last year’s Big East Tournament finale, in which the Huskies came away with 4-1 victory over the Owls for their 14th tournament title. UConn and Temple last met on Oct. 9 when the Huskies claimed a commanding 8-0 win in the City of Brotherly Love. Overall, Connecticut sports an 8-2-1 record in the all-time series against the Owls.

As a team, UConn has tallied 14 Big East Tournament titles under head coach Nancy Stevens, who has led her squad to three-straight tournament crowns, dating back to 2012.

A win would give Connecticut its 14th-straight NCAA Tournament berth via the league’s automatic bid and 19th in the last 20 seasons.


 

 

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