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No. 3 UConn Tops No. 17 Liberty 6-3, Saturday

October 26, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Liberty field hockey program held its inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday against UConn.

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.

 

Key Stats & Notes

  • UConn improves to 7-0 all-time against Liberty. The last time the Lady Flames surrendered six goals in a game was on Oct. 18, 2018, in a 6-1 loss at Connecticut.
  • The Huskies outshot the Lady Flames 12-10 in the game. Both teams earned four penalty corners.
  • Liberty's three goals against UConn marked only the second time this season the Huskies had surrendered that many goals. The other time was a 3-2 loss at No. 11 Michigan on Sept. 13.
  • Jill Bolton's goal was her ninth of the season and 28th of her career. Charlotte Vaanhold and Lizzie Hamlett's markers were their fifth and fourth goals of the 2019 campaign, respectively.
  • Liberty has yet to pick up a ranked win in 2019. The Lady Flames have lost four of their five games against ranked foes by one goal.
  • Saturday was the Liberty field hockey program's inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness game. Lady Flames players wore pink shirts during warmups and donned pink socks and armbands during the match. The program raised funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For more information and to donate to the cause, please visit: https://give.bcrf.org/team/262445.

 

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.