No. 20 Field Hockey Falls To No. 4 UConn In BIG EAST Championship Game, 1-0

    Rachel Chamberlain recorded nine saves in the BIG EAST Championship game on November 4.

    Rachel Chamberlain recorded nine saves in the BIG EAST Championship game on November 4.

    Nov. 4, 2007

    Final Stats

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The 20th-ranked Providence College field hockey team fell to No. 4 Connecticut, 1-0, in the BIG EAST Championship game on November 4. The tournament was held at J.S. Coyne Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y.

    UConn's Lindsey Leck tallied what proved to be the game-winning goal with 2:50 remaining in the game as Katie Semanoff found her in front of the cage during a scramble.

    It marks the second-straight year that Connecticut has defeated Providence in the championship game. Last year, the Huskies recorded a 4-3 victory in Louisville, Ky. to win the title.

    In the first half of play, the two teams each recorded four shots and Providence held a 3-0 advantage in penalty corners. In the second half of play, UConn outshot the Friars, 12-0, and posted a 6-0 advantage in penalty corners.

    Sophomore All-American Rachel Chamberlain (Branford, Conn.) registered nine saves in goal for Providence. Andrea Mainiero made two stops in goal for UConn, including a save during a one-on-one break away attempt in the first half by sophomore Nellie Poulin (Oakland, Maine).

    The Friars fall to 14-8 on the year, while Connecticut improves to 20-2 overall. The Huskies earn the league's automatic berth to the 2007 NCAA Field Hockey Championship. The Friars will wait to see if they can obtain an at-large bid to the NCAAs. Selections will be announced on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. on CSTV.

    Chamberlain, senior Abby Maguire (Southbury, Conn.), senior Michalagh Stoddard (Norwood, Mass.) and junior Jessica Lane (South Windsor, Conn.) were selected to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team.

     

     

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