UConn is celebrating another victory and it’s not the women’s basketball team. It’s their women’s field hockey team. They scored their second consecutive field hockey national championship with their 1-0 shutout over Syracuse on Sunday.
UConn (20-2) became the first team to defend its NCAA championship since Maryland in 2011. The title is the fourth overall for the Huskies, who also won it in 1981 and 1985. It adds to the milestones for coach Nancy Stevens, the most successful coach in the sport with 595 victories.
The game was a rematch of two former Big East rivals who last met in the 2012 conference championship. Then, the Orange led by two goals only to allow the Huskies to score three straight, including the game winner with 16 seconds remaining.
This win is proof positive that UConn can boast dominance in a sport other than basketball. We wonder what great things their other women’s teams are accomplishing…hmm!