Sept. 28, 2009

Courtesy of Louisville

Cara Silverman's goal with 3:35 remaining in double overtime gave fifth-ranked Connecticut a 3-2 win over the No. 16 University of Louisville field hockey team. The Huskies improve to 9-0 (2-0 BIG EAST) while the Cards drop to 5-4 (0-2).

The teams played through 30 scoreless minutes before the Huskies broke through on Allison Angulo's goal with under four minute remaining in the first half. UConn entered halftime with the 1-0 after outshooting the Cards 10-0 and holding a 4-1 lead in penalty corners.

Melissa Gonzalez added to the Huskies' lead with a goal at the 51:37 mark.

The Cards responded four minutes later, as sophomore Hayley Turner registered her team-leading seventh goal of the season when she connected on a feed from junior Tuli Lim to cut the lead to 2-1.

With just under seven minutes remaining in overtime, Louisville capitalized on a penalty corner to tie the game when junior Karah Nall notched her third goal of the season with assist from Turner and junior Nicole Youman.

The score remained tied at 2-2 through the rest of regulation with UConn holding a 10-8 edge in shots and Louisville leading 5-3 in penalty corners.

In the first of two 15 minute sudden-victory overtime periods, the Huskies outshot the Cards 6-4 and the Louisville held a 2-1 edged in corners, but the score remained knotted at 2-2.

The game entered a second 15 minute overtime period and played through 10 minutes before Silverman connected on a pass from Allison to give the Huskies the 3-2 win.

Louisville goalkeeper senior Heather Bustanoby (5-4) collected 19 saves in the game for the Cardinals. Connecticut outshot the Cards 33-16 and held a 10-9 edge in corners. Andrea Mainiero (9-0) had eight stops for the Huskies.