April 5, 2014
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team extended its winning streak to six games on Saturday night, defeating Rutgers 12-11 on the road in overtime at RU Turf Field. Connecticut improves to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in conference play with the win.
Senior midfielder Lauren Kahn was the hero for the Huskies in the win, scoring the game-winner with 3:34 remaining in overtime. Kahn finished the game with three goals on seven shots.
Connecticut is now 2-0 in overtime this season, having previously topped James Madison on March 9.
The Huskies offense struggled early in the first half, failing to record a shot in the first ten minutes of the game, while the Scarlet Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead behind a pair of goals from Amanda Turturro.
Connecticut got on the board with 16:36 remaining in the first half when Ally Fazio netted her seventh goal of the season to cut the Rutgers lead to 4-1.
Rutgers scored the next three goals of the game before UConn rattled off six consecutive goals to cut the lead to 7-6. Carly Pulmucci started the rally when she picked up her ninth goal of 2014. Lauren Kahn netted her 22nd and 23rd goals of the season, while Katherine Finkelston and Jordan Christopher also tallied for the Huskies during the 18-minute stretch.
The Scarlet Knights added a goal but UConn again went on a run, scoring three straight goals. Rutgers was able to net a goal with just 30 seconds remaining in regulation but Kahn’s strike in overtime proved to be the difference.
UConn will be back in action on Friday, April 11 when it hosts conference foe Georgetown at George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex at 4 p.m.