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Huskies Visit New Hampshire in Midweek Clash

Feb. 27, 2018

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STORRS, Conn. -
The University of Connecticut women's lacrosse team makes the trip north for a midweek clash at New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies (2-2) and Wildcats (2-2) will square-off at 3:00 p.m. with the tilt being broadcast on the American East Network.

The Last Meeting
New Hampshire9
UConn13
February 26, 2017
George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex
UConn Holds Off New Hampshire 13-9
Eight points from junior attacker Grace Nolan (Marcellus, N.Y.) lifted the Huskies past New Hampshire 13-9 on Sunday at the George J. Sherman Complex.

A Win Would...

With a win on Wednesday, UConn would improve to 3-2 and climb above the .500 mark for the first time this season. A win would also give the Huskies their first road victory of 2018.

Last Time Out

Senior Grace Nolan totaled seven points (4g, 3a) in a 12-8 win against California on Friday. Nolan led a pack of five different goal scorers in the win as the Huskies improved to 2-0 at home. Junior Caitlin Leary chipped in with three goals of her own to record her second hat trick in as many games.

Leading The Pack

Grace Nolan is pacing the Huskies in points (22), goals (14) and assists (8), while her 5.50 points per game rank second in the BIG EAST. Senior Kelsey Catalano and freshman Sydney Watson are posting team-highs in draw controls with 20 and 19, respectively. Senior Cassie Ekstrom is leading the defensive unit with nine ground balls and eight caused turnovers.


 

 

Goalkeeper Grace Beshlian (2-1) owns the majority of time in the net, boasting a 15.71 goals against average, a .382 save percentage 34.

The Series

Friday's matchup marks the 17th meeting between the two teams in the sport of women's lacrosse. Connecticut owns an 8-6 advantage in the all-time series and has won the last three contests against the Wildcats, dating back to 2015.

Quick on the Draw

Senior Kelsey Catalano set a new program record in draw controls when she won 11 against Fairfield on Feb. 14.

100 and Counting...

Head Coach Katie Woods reached a career milestone on Feb. 14 as she eclipsed the 100-win plateau with a 13-12 win against Fairfield. Woods, who has coached at UConn for eight years, set the program record for most wins by a head coach last season with 73. Woods captured 74 of her 100 wins as the leader of the Huskies and accumulated her first career 26 wins during her time at American (2007-2010).

Notables

Grace Nolan has been tabbed to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice this season (2/2, 2/19) after leading the team in scoring in all three games during that time span which included two wins. 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.

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