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UConn Bests UNH, 16-8

Feb. 28, 2018

Final Stats

DURHAM, N.H. – A five goal run in the first half proved the difference maker as the University of Connecticut lacrosse team defeated UNH, 16-8, on Wednesday afternoon in Durham, N.H. The eight-goal victory is the Huskies largest margin of victory and the first road win of the season as they improve to 3-2 overall.

Junior Caitlin Leary notched the first goal of the contest just 30 seconds in, but it was quickly answered by back-to-back tallies from New Hampshire (2-3) who took a 2-1 lead. The Huskies then pulled into the lead as senior Kelsey Catalano, freshman Sydney Watson and Leary tallied three consecutive goals in a five minute span for a 5-4 edge.

UConn never faltered, holding the lead from Leary’s goal on. Leary finished the tilt with a career-high five goals. Senior Grace Nolan chipped in with a season’s best nine point performance behind five goals and four assists. Nolan has led the team in scoring all five games of 2018.

The Huskies opened the second half with a five-goal run to extend their lead against UNH, 12-7. UConn held the Wildcats off the score board for nearly 16 minutes before Michelle Smith broke the scoring drought with a tally at 13:38.

Leary, Catalano and Nolan each recorded hat tricks in the half, helping the team outscore their opponents 8-2 in the final 30 minutes. Catalano added three goals for the offense, while sophomore Olivia Miles and Watson posted two and one tallies, respectively. Sophomore Madison Cook played a role in the offensive clinic as well, dishing out two helpers.  



Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Beshlian made nine saves in the contest. Watson won eight draw controls for the visitors and junior Kiera Dalmass scooped up a team-leading four ground balls.   

UConn returns to the Sherman Family Complex this Saturday against No. 17/RV UMass for a weekend matinee. The tilt is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. The Huskies are 2-0 at home this season.