The No. 3 University of Connecticut field hockey team (18-3) captured its eighth-straight Big East Tournament Championship with a 2-0 win against No. 18 Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Stadium.
Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player Svea Boker scored a pair of third quarter goals to lift the Huskies to its 18th Big East Tournament title.
It was the sixth time this season that the senior tallied multiple goals in a contest. The Big East Offensive Player of the Year has totaled a team-high 20 goals on the year.
Goalkeeper Cheyenne Sprecher recorded her second shutout of the tournament and her ninth of the season to record Big East All-Tournament team status. Sprecher was joined by Boker, Sophie Hamilton, Antonia Tiedtke, and Maddy Wray.
With the win, the Huskies earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time in program history and 18th straight.
UConn will now host the First and Second Rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship at the George Sherman Family Sports Complex this upcoming weekend.
The No. 2 seeded Huskies face the winner of the play-in game between Fairfield and American on Friday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. while the other side of the bracket matches up Princeton against Syracuse at 2:30 p.m..The NCAA Second Round is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. The winner of that game moves on to the NCAA Final Four in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Nov. 22 and 24.
The Huskies have qualified for 18 straight NCAA Tournaments. UConn has won three NCAA Championships in the last six seasons.
Under head coach Nancy Stevens, Connecticut is making its 23nd NCAA Tournament appearance and its 31st in program history.