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Huskies Clash with No.8 JMU at U.S. Lacrosse Complex

Feb. 17, 2018

STORRS, Conn. – Following Wednesday afternoon’s win against Fairfield in Storrs, the University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team (1-1) put together a few days of hard work before heading to Bradley International Airport to begin its journey to Maryland. The Huskies take on No. 8 James Madison (2-0) on Sunday, February 18 in a neutral site contest at the U.S. Lacrosse Complex beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday’s contest marks Connecticut’s second tilt against a ranked opponent in three games. The Huskies are 0-1 this season against teams ranked in the Top-10.

A Win Would…

With a win on Sunday, UConn would improve to 2-1 and grab its first win of the spring against a ranked opponent.

Last Time Out

Senior Kelsey Catalano posted a season-high three goals and won a program record 11 draw controls as UConn outlasted Fairfield 13-12, Wednesday afternoon. Senior Grace Nolan (2g, 2a) and freshman Sydney Watson (2g, 2a) led the way with four points apiece. Sophomore goalkeeper Grace Beshlian finished with 15 saves in her first win of the season.



Leading The Pack

Grace Nolan and Sydney Watson are pacing the Huskies with six goals apiece. Nolan headlines the squad with 10 points and four helpers, while Kelsey Catalano has won 15 draw controls. Senior Cassie Ektrom is leading the defensive unit with six ground balls Watson and Catalano rank first with three caused turnovers.

The Series

Sunday’s matchup marks just the fifth meeting between the two teams in the sports of women’s lacrosse as the Dukes evened the all-time series 2-2 after edging the Huskies, 11-10, a season ago. This is the second straight year UConn and JMU will play in the first collegiate game of the season at the home of US Lacrosse.


Senior Kelsey Catalano set a new program record in draw controls when she won 11 against Fairfield on Feb. 14. Freshman Sydney Watson garnered BIG EAST Freshman of the Week accolades after a five-point (4g, 1a) performance against No. 7 Syracuse on Feb. 9.