COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey returns to the NCAA National Semifinals for the third time in the last four seasons when it travels to College Park, Md. to get ready for a Final Four showdown with Albany set for Friday, Nov. 21 at 4:45 p.m.
UConn (18-2) is coming off a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Stanford in the NCAA Quarterfinals, earning the program’s 12th Semifinal appearance and seventh under Husky head coach Nancy Stevens. The Huskies will enter the showdown against the Great Danes with a 12-game win streak and a six-game NCAA win streak dating back to last season’s national championship run. Albany advanced to the Final Four after knocking off No. 2 Maryland, 2-1, last Sunday.
The Huskies are 5-0 all-time against the Great Danes in a series that dates back to 2001. The last meeting between the two programs came in the 2012 season when the Huskies knocked off the then-ranked No. 21 Great Danes, 2-1, behind goals from Marie Elena Bolles and Louisa Boddy.
Earlier this week, five Huskies were tabbed as NFHCA All-Mideast Region selections, including All-Mideast Player of the Year Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland), who earned the honor after taking home both the Big East Defensive Player of the Year accolade and the Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player award.
Connecticut is in the midst of its 26th NCAA Tournament appearance and owns a 35-22 all-time record in the national event. The Huskies won the inaugural championship in 1981 band also took home the trophy in 1985 before winning the 2013 national crown with a 2-0 victory over Duke in Norfolk, Va.
As a team, the Huskies rank in the top-10 nationally in goals against average (1.13), scoring margin (2.17), penalty corner per game (8.19) and shutouts per game (0.33).
Tickets are available at the Field House and Lacrosse Complex an hour before gametime or by visiting the link posted above. All session tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for youth/seniors/students. Single session tickets are $10 adults and $8 for youth/seniors/students.
The winner of the game will face North Carolina/Syracuse in the national championship game on Sunady, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m.
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