March 4, 2014
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team will look to snap a two-game losing streak on Wednesday when it faces the University of New Hampshire at 4 p.m. on the road at Bremner Field.
The Huskies fell to No. 10 Boston College, 15-3, on Saturday to drop to 1-3 on the season after managing just eight shots and one free position attempt. Goals from senior midfielders Jordan Christopher (Downingtown, Pa.) and Lauren Kahn (Nanuet, N.Y.) paced the Huskies early before the Eagles tallied the next 10 scores, getting goals from six different players over the next 23 minutes. Boston College midfielder Mikaela Rix scored four times to lead all scorers, while Connecticut sophomore midfielder Alexandra Crofts (Westport, Conn.) scored her third goal on the season in the second half.
Kahn has scored nine goals this year to lead the Huskies, who are 0-1 on the road in 2014, while sophomore midfielder Katherine Finkelston (Leonardtown, Md.) is second on the team with seven scores. The Huskies are 5-5 all-time against New Hampshire in a series that dates back to 1997, and Connecticut defeated New Hampshire, 11-9, last year behind two goals each from Kahn and sophomore attacker Carly Palmucci (Herndon, Va.).
The Wildcats (1-3), who have lost their last three games, fell to Lehigh, 9-5, on Saturday. Junior midfielder Laura Puccia has scored a team-leading eight goals this season, and sophomore attacker Laura McHoul leads the team in assists (4) and has also netted four goals.
UNH head coach Sarah Albrecht is in her second season with the Bobcats, who she led to a third-place finish in the final America East conference standings in 2013. She won two national championships as a player at Northwestern and spent seven years on the U.S. women’s national senior team, where she was named to the All-World Team two times.