September 29, 2009

Field Hockey Falls To No. 5 Connecticut, 6-0

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to nationally-ranked No. 5 Connecticut, 6-0, at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 1-7 overall while UConn improves to 10-0 on the season. Senior captain Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) stopped eight shots on goal in the first half.

Quinnipiac was held to just four shots on goal in the game, while UConn put 27 shots on net. Grossman stopped eight of 11 shots on goal in the first half before giving way to junior Amanda DeLouise (Cheshire, Conn.) DeLouise stopped the first two shots she saw in the first half before allowing three goals over the final 35 minutes. She finished with four saves in the game.

"I wish we weren't just satisfied with being in this game," head coach Becca Kohli said. "We made a commitment after our last game against UMass, to not allow any specialty goals. We did a good job of stopping UConn's scoring opportunities off of corners today. Unfortunately, we made some mistakes that they capitalized on. It's frustrating."

For UConn, Loren Sherer scored three of Connecticut's six goals and assisted on another. Cara Silverman had two goals, while Jestine Angelini scored once. Angelini had two assists in the game. Kim Kryzk added one assist for the Huskies.

"You can't tell from our last two games, but we do a pretty good job of making adjustments," Kohli said. "We'll have to do that for our next game against Siena and then again against Lock Haven."

The Bobcats hit the road on Friday, Oct. 2 when they travel to Lock Haven University for a Northeast Conference match-up at 5 p.m. They will then head to Siena College on Sunday, Oct. 4 for a 1 p.m. NEC tilt.