The Liberty field hockey program held its inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday against UConn.
The third-ranked Connecticut Huskies surged past the 17th-ranked Liberty Lady Flames in the second half for a 6-3 triumph on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Field Hockey Field.
The Huskies scored four times in the second half, including the final three goals of the contest, to push past Liberty and improve to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in the BIG EAST. UConn has now won 38 straight conference regular season games, dating back to the 2013 season.
The Lady Flames fall to 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the BIG EAST and have dropped their last two matches. Liberty is currently in a tie for third place in the league with Providence (11-5, 4-2 BIG EAST).
Scoring Summary 5' – LIBERTY – Jill Bolton (unassisted) 6' – UCONN – Claire Jandewerth (Antonia Tiedtke and Svea Boker) | Penalty Corner 23' – LIBERTY – Charlotte Vaanhold (Ashley Dykema) | Penalty Corner 29' – UCONN – Svea Boker (Maddy Wray) 31' – UCONN – Antonio Tiedtke (Svea Boker) | Penalty Corner 32' – LIBERTY – Lizzie Hamlett (Daniella Rhodes) | Penalty Corner 33' – UCONN – Claire Jandewerth (Antonia Tiedtke and Svea Boker) | Penalty Corner 54' – UCONN – Svea Boker (Sophie Hamilton) 57' – UCONN – Vivienne Tucker (Svea Boker)
Goalkeepers W: Cheyenne Sprecher 14-3, three saves L: Allison Schaefer 9-5, three saves
Turning Point After Liberty's Lizzie Hamlett tied the game at 3-3 at the 31:32 mark when she scored on a penalty corner tip into the top of the goal, UConn's Claire Jandewerth put the visitors ahead for good (4-3) when she scored on a penalty corner into the top of the cage at 32:24.
In the fourth quarter, the Huskies tacked on two more goals, with Boker scoring her second of the game (53:36) and Vivienne Tucker finding the back of the cage at 56:39 to make it 6-3. UConn outscored Liberty 4-1 in the second half.
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Up Next Liberty will have a quick turnaround when it faces No. 6 Virginia (13-3) on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. Match time between the in-state foes is set for 6:30 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field in Charlottesville, Va.