STORRS, Conn. - After topping Kent St., 6-1, on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament First Round, the No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team will host No. 8 Stanford on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex. The winner will advance to the National Semifinals in College Park, Md.
The game will be streamed free-of-charge and can be accessed by visiting http://www.uconnhuskies.com/collegesportslive/?media=475896 (link may not be available until Sunday morning). In addition, there will be a live stats link available (see above).
UConn (17-2) has won 11 straight games and has won five consecutive NCAA Tournament contests dating back to last season's national championship run. Connecticut has qualified for 11 National Semifinals in program history, including four appearances in the last eight seasons under head coach Nancy Stevens. In addition, Connecticut is 11-8 all-time in the quarterfinal round and has won five of its last seven quarterfinal meetings.
The Husky offense has scored 52 goals in its last 11 games (4.72 goals/gm), including a hat-trick from freshman Charlotte Vietner (Dusseldorf, Germany) against the Golden Flashes in Saturday's contest.
The Huskies and Cardinal have played six games in the past with UConn holding a 5-1 all-time edge. Last season, the Huskies traveled to Palo Alto, Calif. and came away with a 2-1 double-overtime win, courtesy of a game-winner from junior midfielder Sophie Bowden (Somerset, England) with less than 11 minutes to play, but the Cardinal responded this season with a 3-1 victory in Storrs on Sept. 26.
Stanford advanced to the quarterfinal game after downing Louisville, 2-1, in overtime on Saturday. The Cardinal are 18-2 overall this season.
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