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STORRS, Conn. - Because of the impending snow storm, the time and venue for the University of Connecticut women's lacrosse match scheduled for Wednesday has been changed. The match against the University of Albany now will be played at 12:30 p.m. at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, N.Y.
UConn (3-3) kicks off its longest road stint of the season with a midweek clash at UAlbany (0-4) on Wednesday. The dog fight is slated to begin at 2 p.m. as the Great Danes host the Huskies at John Fallon Field on the campus of the University of Albany.
A Win Would...
With a win on Wednesday, UConn will climb back above the .500 mark with a 4-3 record.
Last Time Out
Connecticut dropped a 12-11 heartbreaker to No. 24/ RV Massachusetts last Saturday. The Huskies were fueled by a career-high five goals from sophomore Olivia Miles but the Huskies fell short as the Minutewomen buried the game-winning goal in the final seven seconds of action. Senior Grace Nolan chipped in with four points (2g, 2a), as she now sits second all-time in program history in points (218) and assists (83).
Leading the Pack
Grace Nolan is pacing the Huskies in points (35), goals (21) and assists (14). Her 2.33 assists per game and 5.83 points per game rank second and third, respectively, in the league. Nolan also breaks into the top-five in goals per game, boasting 3.50. Classmate Cassie Ekstrom, the backbone of the Huskies’ defense unit, is forcing 2.33 turnovers per game to sit atop the league.
Freshman Sydney Watson has been dominate in the circle all season as the midfielder leads the team in draw controls with 32. Senior Kelsey Catalano trails Watson winning 29 draws controls, as the duo finds themselves second and fifth, respectively, in the league in draw controls won.
Goalkeeper Grace Beshlian (3-2) owns the majority of time in the net, boasting a 13.64 goals against average, a .404 save percentage and 51 saves.
Saturday's matchup marks just the second meeting between UConn and UAlbany in the sport of women’s lacrosse. The two teams met back in 2000 where the Huskies toppled the Great Danes 19-6.
Quick on the Draw
Senior Kelsey Catalano set a new program record in draw controls when she won 11 against Fairfield on Feb. 14.
Leaving Her Tracks
During her time in Storrs, senior Grace Nolan has established herself as one of the most prolific scorers in program history. With a four-point performance (2g, 2a) against No. 24 Massachusetts on March 3, Nolan moved into second place all-time in points (218) and assists (83). Her 133 goals sit seventh all-time in program history.
Last season Nolan notched 77 points which ranks second in the UConn record book for points in a single season, while her 33 helpers marked the second highest in program history.
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).
Grace Nolan was tabbed to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (2/19) after totaling nine points off six goals and three assists in a 1-1 week for the Huskies. FreshmanSydney 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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