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    No. 18/19 Lacrosse Faces No. 15/8 UMass in Friday's NCAA First Round

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    Morgan O'Reilly

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    Morgan O'Reilly
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    May 9, 2013

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    The Last Meeting
    Massachusetts18
    Connecticut8
    February 20, 2010
    Storrs, Conn.
    Huskies Drop Season Opener To UMass 18-8
    Despite a four-goal effort from M.E. Lapham (Cazenovia, N.Y.), the University of Connecticut women's lacrosse team dropped their home opener 18-8 to cross-state rival UMass at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex Saturday.

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 18/19 UConn lacrosse team will face No. 15/8 UMass in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Penn State Lacrosse Field in University Park, Pa. This marks Connecticut’s first trip to the NCAAs in program history.

    Tickets for first and second round games are $8 for adults, $5 for youth and students with a valid college or university ID and $4 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office weekdays at 814-863-1000 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, May 10. Tickets will also be sold at the Penn State Lacrosse Field beginning one hour prior to game time.

    CONNECTICUT’S HISTORIC SEASON
    The Huskies compiled the most historic season in program history as the team registered several firsts along the way, including the best start with a 6-0 mark, their first trip to the BIG EAST Champion­ships, an undefeated home record and the best overall record in program history. Most recently, the Huskies are headed to the program’s first NCAA Tournament.  

    HUSKIES COLLECT BIG EAST HONORS
    Head coach Katie Woods and junior midfielder Lauren Kahn collected major BIG EAST awards as Woods was tabbed BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year and Kahn earned BIG EAST Women’s Lacrosse Midfielder of the Year. This is the second time Connecticut brings home each award (Bonnie Rosen, 2005- COY & Shan­non Burke, 2007- MOY). Additionally, Kahn was a unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST First Team, while Shannon Nee, Mor­gan O’Reilly and Kasey Pippitt were voted All-BIG EAST Second Team selections.


     

     

    THE SERIES AGAINST THE MINUTEWOMEN
    UConn enters Friday’s game with a 3-5 all-time record against Massachusetts. The two teams last met in Storrs in 2010 where the Minutewomen walked away with an 18-8 victory.

    THREE HUSKIES EARN IWLCA ALL-REGION
    UConn standouts Lauren Kahn, Shannon Nee and Kacey Pippitt were honored by the IWLCA with Kahn and Nee being selected to All-Northeast Region First Team and Pip­pit All-Northeast Region Second Team.

    STELLAR IN STORRS
    The Huskies notched another program first on April 19 when the squad downed No. 7 Notre Dame, 10-7, in Storrs to tally the first-ever undefeated home record of 7-0. While playing at the George J. Sher­man Family Sports Complex, Connecticut outscored opponents 98-55 with a .830 shot on goal percentage. In every game, Connecticut scored over 10 points and only allowed opponents to score double digit goals twice.

    HUSKIES HEAD TO THE ‘SHIP
    The UConn women’s lacrosse team reached its first ever BIG EAST Champion­ships as the Huskies went 5-3 in league action, only falling to conference foes ranked in the top-15. Connecticut averaged 9.62 goals per game in BIG EAST play and owned a .765 shot on goal percentage.

    DOWN GOES RANKED BC & ND
    The Huskies took down rv/15 Boston College, 13-8, on Feb. 27 to secure their first victory over a ranked opponent since winning at No. 18 Stanford on March 4, 2007. UConn defeated its second ranked foe on April 19 with a win over the No. 7 Fighting Irish.

    KAHN GUIDES UCONN ON ALL FRONTS
    Junior midfielder Lauren Kahn has been the Husky leader throughout the 2013 season and enters the postseason with team-highs in goals (38), assists (23), points (61), ground balls (46) and caused turnovers (31). Notching three or more goals in 7-of-17 contests, Kahn earned two BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week accolades and was named to the weekly honor roll three times.

    KAHN CLIMBS THE RECORD BOOKS
    In her junior campaign, Kahn is quickly cementing her name as one of UConn’s all-time greatest players as she climbs the career lists in goals, assists and points.

    CAREER

    Goals

    1. 169 M.E. Lapham................2009-12

    2. 154 Tracy Mullaney............ 2002-05

    3. 153 Pam Lowie.................... 1999-02

    4. 142 Shannon Burke............. 2004-07

    5. 106 Lauren Kahn............2011-Present

    Assists

    1. 103 Shannon Burke............. 2004-07

    2. 81 Kiersten Tupper........... 2009-12

    3. 63 Abby Morgan.............. 1998-01

    4. 55 Whitney Michele......... 2006-09

    5. 49 Tracy Mullaney............ 2002-05

    6. 46 Lauren Kahn............2011-Present

    7. 35 M.E. Lapham................ 2009-12

    8. 29 Kariane Lauri............... 2001-04

    9. 25 Morgan O’Reilly.........2010-Present

    Points

    1. 245 Shannon Burke............. 2004-07

    2. 204 M.E. Lapham................ 2009-12

    3. 203 Tracy Mullaney............ 2002-05

    4. 173 Pam Lowie.................... 1999-02

    5. 169 Kiersten Tupper........... 2009-12

    6. 152 Whitney Michele......... 2006-09

    6. 152 Lauren Kahn............2011-Present