STORRS, Conn. – The No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team will begin play in the 2015 NCAA Championship when it hosts No. 11 Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex.
The Huskies, who enter the NCAA Tournament as the only undefeated Division I team (20-0), earned an automatic berth into the tournament by winning their 15th Big East Tournament crown on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. UConn was chosen as the fourth overall seed in the national tournament.
Connecticut is making its 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and owns a 37-22 record in NCAA postseason action. The Huskies sport a 19-7 mark in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UConn has won its first round contest in eight of the last 10 years and is 12-8 all-time in the quarterfinal round, winning six of its last eight quarterfinal meetings. The Huskies are looking to make their 13th appearance in the national semifinal and has hoisted the national trophy four times (1981, 1985, 2013, 2014).
UConn has won 34-straight games, dating back to the 2014 season. During the run, the Huskies have outscored its opponents, 168-26, including 24 victories with at least four goals. The defense has only allowed 12 goals this season and helped register 13 shutouts.
Louisville and UConn have met 17 times in a series that began in 2000. The Huskies own a 15-2 all-time record against the Cardinals. The two teams haven’t shared the field since 2013, when Connecticut came away with a 6-0 victory.
The winner of Saturday’s game will face the winner of the Albany/Boston College contest on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. with a berth to the semifinals on the line.
Fans can purchase tickets at the ticketing stand located next to the bleachers on the press box side of the field starting one hour before game time. Admission prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.