No. 6 Connecticut remains undefeated after playing No. 9 Penn State
STORRS, Conn. – Junior forward Marie Elena Bolles lifted the No. 6 Huskies to a 2-1 victory against No. 9 Penn State on Friday. UConn trailed 1-0 entering the second half, but Bolles led the team, scoring both Connecticut goals. The Huskies improve to 3-0 and the Nittany Lions, who defeated No. 3 Old Dominion and No. 8 West Virginia prior to Friday’s match, fall to 2-1.
The game, a rematch of last year’s quarter-finals, featured 28 shots with UConn outshooting the Nittany Lions 16-12. Penn State took seven penalty corners, while Connecticut had four.
Penn State’s offensive leader, Kelsey Amy, gave the team a 1-0 advantage at 11:14 when she pushed the ball past keeper Sarah Mansfield after a penalty corner. Whitney Reddig was credited with the assist.
Bolles' first goal of the game came at 45:55 on a pass from senior Alicia Angelini.
The game-winner was scored at 51:49 when Bolles took a pass from sophomore Chloe Hunnable and shot from close range to find the back of the net and give the Huskies a 2-1 win and their third consecutive victory.
Mansfield totaled six saves to move to 3-0-0, while Penn State goalie Ayla Halus fell to 2-1-0 after tallying four saves.