Field Hockey: UConn beats Georgetown, falls to American
Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013 23:10
The No. 2 UConn field hockey team (13-2) split a pair of road games in Washington, D.C. this weekend, defeating Big East rival Georgetown 5-0 Friday afternoon before falling to American 4-3 on Sunday.
The Huskies put on an offensive clinic against Georgetown (2-12), posting 15 shots on goal to the Hoyas’ one. Senior forward Marie Elena Bolles netted her first career hat trick while UConn maintained its undefeated Big East record, cruising to 5-0 in the conference.
Sophomore midfielder Mckenzie Townsend put UConn on the board 18 minutes into the first half, scoring off of her own rebound deep in the Georgetown circle after a save from Hoyas goalkeeper Rasalie Nolen.
Junior forward Anne Jeute added the Huskies’ second goal in the 25th minute, sending home a rebound off of a shot from freshman forward Olivia Bolles to move the score to 2-0.
Bolles’ netted her hat trick in a five-minute span beginning in the 40th minute, with two of the three goals coming off of penalty corners at the 40th and 44th minutes, respectively. Bolles would add the third goal at the 46 minute mark, chipping in a shot off of a cross from Jeute to give UConn the 5-0 lead.
Bolles now trails junior forward Chloe Hunnable by one for the team points lead, which currently stands at 34. Bolles recorded her 100th career point last week in a win over No. 14 Louisville.
Huskies’ goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield coasted to her sixth shutout of the season, making just one save in the game.
UConn took the field against American (10-4) on Sunday, falling to the Eagles 4-3 for their second loss of the season. The Huskies last defeat came on Oct. 6 against No. 9 Boston College in a close overtime game.
The Huskies jumped out to an early lead in the game, as Jeute posted a goal – her eighth of the season – four minutes into the contest off of an assist from Marie Elena Bolles to move the score to 1-0.
After American’s Rebecca Treharne tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh minute, Jeute struck again off of another assist from Bolles in the 28th minute to give the Huskies their second lead of the game.
UConn maintained a 2-1 lead for the first 20 minutes of the second half before American’s Isbel Terwindt chipped in a game-tying goal in the 56th minute. The Eagles added a pair of goals just minutes later in the 57th and 60th minutes to give American a 4-2 lead.
The Huskies tried to mount a late comeback attempt after a 66th minute goal by Hunnable off of an assist by sophomore midfielder Roisin Upton, but American would hold on for the 4-3 victory.
UConn will go on the road again next weekend to take on No. 15 Old Dominion and No. 3 North Carolina.