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No. 6 FH Falls to No. 15 Rutgers, 2-1, in Double OT

No. 6 FH Falls to No. 15 Rutgers, 2-1, in Double OT

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STORRS, Conn. – The No. 6 UConn field hockey team lost a back-and-forth battle against No. 15 Rutgers, 2-1, in double overtime at the Sherman Family Sports Complex on Friday night.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Scarlet Knights notched the first goal a couple minutes into the second quarter to take a 1-0 advantage.

Rutgers continued to apply pressure but Cheyenne Sprecher and the UConn defense were able to keep the game within reach. Sprecher notched seven saves on the night.

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Trailing 1-0 late into the fourth quarter, captain Kourtney Kennedy provided a perfect long ball that found a streaking Sophia Ugo. The freshman gathered the pass and slipped a shot past the keeper to even the game at 1-1.

After a scoreless first overtime period, the Huskies had a great opportunity on a penalty corner with six minutes left in the second ovetime. Senior Abby Gooderham received the insert pass from Jessica Dembrowski and rocketed a shot just wide of the cage.

Rutgers eventually earned a penalty stroke a couple minutes later and cashed in to move its record to 3-0 on the year.

UConn drops to 1-2 on the season and will head up to Lowell, Mass. to take on UMass Lowell on Sunday at 3 p.m.



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