Feb. 28, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's lacrosse team returns to the turf tomorrow when it faces No. 10 Boston College at 1 p.m. at the George J. Sherman-Family Sports Complex.
The Huskies (1-2) look to rebound on Saturday after dropping Wednesday's game against Dartmouth, 14-11. UConn midfielders Katherine Finkelston (Leonardtown, Md.), Kacey Pippitt (New Canaan, Conn.) and Alyson Fazio (Methuen, Mass.) each netted two goals in the loss, while sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Nee (Lancaster, Pa.) made a season-high 15 saves.
Connecticut junior midfielder Karaline Smith (Acton, Mass.) also scored in Wednesday's contest, becoming the 12th Husky to register a goal through the first three games of 2014. Last year, 16 UConn players tallied a score throughout the entire season.
UConn is 8-7 all-time against the Eagles in a series that dates back to 1998. Sophomore attacker Carly Palmucci (Herndon, Va.) paced the Huskies with four goals, while senior midfielder Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) added three scores in UConn's 13-8 victory over then No. 15 Boston College last season. The win was the first over a ranked opponent for the Huskies since March 4, 2007.
The Eagles are led by junior attacker Covie Stanwick, who has guided them to a 3-1 record, including a win over No. 12 Notre Dame in their season opener Feb. 15th. Stanwick has accumulated 17 points on nine goals and eight assists, while junior midfielder Mikaela Rix has tallied a team-high 13 goals in the young season.
Boston College head coach Acacia Walker is in her second year with the Eagles after leading them to their second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013. The Eagles won a program-best eight games in a row last season and were picked to finish seventh in the ACC this year in a preseason coaches' poll earlier this month.