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Field Hockey: UConn Tops Louisville to Advance in the NCAA Tournament

The Huskies move on after beating Louisville at home, 3-0.

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Undefeated UConn keeps their three-peat hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals.

Louisville hung around for a bit, but simply couldn't find a way to get a goal. Saturday's game pushes UConn's win streak to 35 for Nancy Stevens' bunch.

Charlotte Veitner notched UConn's first goal in the 21st minute. She dribbled down the right side past a defender and put the ball over the Louisville keeper. Veitner's goal was the lone score in the first half, as the Huskies outshot the Cardinals 6-2.

The second score of the game came about twelve minutes into the second-half. Casey Umstead connected on a penalty stroke goal to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead.

The third and final score came in the last five minutes of the contest. Pippa Lewis intercepted the ball, dribbled to the center of the circle and pushed one past the Louisville keeper.

Another player with a standout performance was goalkeeper Nina Klein. She posted another shutout this season elevating her game at the most critical times. She was named to the 2014 NCAA All-Tournament Team and now has a shutout in her first game of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

UConn will play the winner of Albany/Boston College on Sunday afternoon. The game will be at 2:00 pm with a spot in the national semifinals on the line.