STORRS, Conn. – After defeating No. 11 Louisville, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament First Round, the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team will take on No. 9 Boston College on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex. The winner will advance to the National Semifinals in Ann Arbor, Mich.
UConn (21-0) has won a school-record 35-straight games, going back to the 2014 season. The Huskies have been triumphant in nine consecutive NCAA Tournament contests and is 12-8 all-time in the quarterfinal round, winning six of its last eight quarterfinal outings. Connecticut has qualified for 13 National Semifinals in program history, including five appearances in the last nine seasons under head coach Nancy Stevens.
Through 21 games, the Husky offense has scored 126 goals (6.00 goals/game), including tallies from sophomore Charlotte Veitner (Dusseldorf, Germany), graduate student Pippa Lewis (Malvern, England) and sophomore Casey Umstead (Sellersville, Pa.) against the Cardinals in Saturday’s matchup.
UConn’s defense has only allowed 12 goals this season and contributed to 14 shutouts.
Connecticut owns a 29-12-1 all-time record against BC in a series that began in 1981. On Sept. 13, the Huskies hosted the Eagles and clinched a 2-1 victory, thanks to a game-winner from Veitner in the 60th minute. The triumph marked the 600th win for Stevens, the most in NCAA field hockey history across all divisions.
The two teams last met in the NCAA Tournament in 2013 during a first round game that resulted in UConn coming away with a 2-1 double-overtime win.
BC advanced to the quarterfinal game after taking down Albany, 2-1, on Saturday. The Eagles are 13-8 overall this season.
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.
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