PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 12, 2012) – Rutgers field hockey kicked off conference action in a noon matchup at No. 5 Connecticut on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Scarlet Knights were shut out by the Huskies who scored five goals and advanced their record to 6-0 on the season.
Rutgers (3-4) saw UConn put points up early as the Huskies took advantage of an early corner. Louisa Boddy struck the ball from the top of the circle to put UConn up 1-0. Chrissy Davidson and Katherine Baker were credited with the assists.
At the conclusion of the first half, the lone goal set the score at 1-0, but a second half rally gave the Huskies the win.
Chloe Hunnable started the Huskies attack as she sent a cross to Emily Walksh who knocked in her first goal of the season at the 49:18 minute mark. Less than a minute after, Hunnable took her turn to knock one in and dribbled into the circle to strike the ball past the RU defense, scoring her fourth goal of the season.
Up 3-0, Louisa Boddy kept the trend going as she put away two more goals in the 64th and 67th minute to lock up the win for the Huskies.
The Scarlet Knights were outshot 25 to eight and had four penalty corners to Connecticut’s 12. Despite the loss, Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) recorded a career-best 11 saves, upping her previous career-best nine that she set earlier this season.
RU heads to New Haven, Conn., to take on nonconference foe Sacred Heart on Sunday, Sept. 16 for a neutral-site matchup.
Sacred Heart (3-1) has dropped just one game on the season, which came in an 8-0 loss to UConn in their second game of the season. The Scarlet Knights have faced the Pioneers just once, and the lone matchup resulted in a 4-3 RU victory in 2009.
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