Oct. 29, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The 2014 University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse schedule has been finalized, as announced by UConn coach Katie Woods this week.
The Huskies are slated to play 16 regular season games, starting with a home contest at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex February 15th against the University of Massachusetts. They will play eight games at home throughout the regular season, which wraps up on April 26th with a game against Villanova, which the Huskies defeated 12-11 last year.
On March 16th, UConn faces Fresno State on the road and on April 11th the Huskies compete against Georgetown, which was one of just four teams to beat them last season. Missing from this year’s list of opponents are common foes Syracuse, Notre Dame and Loyola Maryland, though UConn will still see plenty of quality competition in the spring.
“It’s definitely a little different this year with the conference changes,” Woods said. “We wanted to really find some teams to compete against that will prepare us for conference play. UMass, Dartmouth and James Madison are traditionally in the top 20, and they will test us to see if we can get into that top 20 and stay there.”
This past weekend, the Huskies concluded their fall schedule with a play day at Boston College. In the past month, UConn has participated in five play days, which have helped and prepared all of the players for the spring.
“The fall was really a time for us to learn and get to know each other,” Woods said. “The younger players worked hard in the first few weeks, which was really exciting, and our play day at Boston College was the best by far. We played together and we started to see some good things on both attack and defense.”