Sherer's Hat Trick Pushes No. 5 UConn To 5-1 Win Over No. 20 Michigan
Sept. 12, 2009
Courtesy of Connecticut
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Senior Loren Sherer (Essex, England) scored three goals, all in the first 25 minutes, to pace the No. 5 University of Connecticut field hockey team to a 5-1 win at No. 20 Michigan on Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor.
The Huskies push their record to a perfect 5-0 for the third consecutive season, including a 2-0 mark against ranked opponents. Michigan slips to 1-4 following the loss.
For the game, Connecticut out-shot Michigan 13-12 and attempted 12 penalty corners, while limiting the Wolverines to just four attempts.
At just under seven minutes into the contest, Sherer got things started for the Huskies as she converted on a penalty corner setup by teammates Kim Kryzk (Seaville, N.J.) and Allison Angulo (Mount Bethel, Pa.) to make the score 1-0.
Sherer followed with a blast to the high left post off a feed from Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.) to make it 2-0 at 17:36. She capped off the hat trick with an unassisted tally at 24:38 to make the margin 3-0.
Sherer has amassed eight goals and five assists over her first five games at Connecticut.
Katie Semanoff (Lehighton, Pa.) made the score 4-0 at intermission with a successful tally at 27:53.
Michigan finally got on the board an avoided the shutout on a goal by Bryn Bain at 38:58.
UConn goalkeeper Andrea Mainiero (Emmaus, Pa.) made six saves in the victory.
The Huskies will return to action on Thursday, Sept. 17 when they play host to Drexel beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.