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UConn Hosts James Madison Sunday

Senior Ali Crofts (Left) and sophomore Grace Nolan (Right) celebrate after one of Nolan's seven goals against Quinnipiac.
Feb. 19, 2016

STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s lacrosse team will host James Madison University Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.

The Huskies are coming into the JMU match-up 1-0 after recording the first shutout in program history against Quinnipiac, where the Huskies demolished the Bobcats 21-0 in their 2016 regular season debut.

Sophomore Grace Nolan (Marcellus, N.Y.) tied the program single-game record after scoring seven goals to kick off her second season as a Husky. Nolan and fellow attacker, senior Kate Finkelston (Leonardtown, Md.) each finished with eight total points after Wednesday’s game.

UConn goaltenders Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.) and Madison Hooper (West Hartford, Conn.) both recorded three saves Wednesday to help guide the Huskies to this historic win and give the team 0.00 goals against average heading into Sunday.

Nolan and Finkelston are currently tied for first on the team with eight points. Nolan has seven goals and one assists and Finkelston has six goals and two assists. Junior attacker Jaqueline Jordan (Los Gatos, Calif.) rounds out the top three with five points (1g, 4a).


James Madison currently holds a 1-1 record going into Sunday’s match against the Huskies. The Dukes opened their 2016 regular season with two ACC opponents, recording an 11-7 loss to No. 2 North Carolina in the season opener and an 18-5 victory against Virginia Tech in game two.

Betsy Angel currently leads the Dukes with eight points (4g, 4a), followed by Leah Monticello with six points (1g, 5a) and then three other players who are all tied with four points.



Sophomore goaltender Kaitlin Martindale has started in net for JMU both games for a total 120 minutes between the pipes, recording 17 saves for a .515 save percentage and an 8.00 goals against average.


UConn and James Madison have only met on two occasions and currently split the all-time series 1-1. The two met last season and James Madison walked away with the 15-11 win on the Duke’s home turf in February of 2015. The inaugural meeting between UConn and JMU was in 2014 where the Huskies defeated the Dukes 14-13 in overtime at the Sherman Complex in Storrs.


The Huskies will be out on the road for their next two games where they will face New Hampshire on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. in Durham, N.H. and then take on Rutgers the following Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. in Piscataway, N.J.