Thanks to some excellent pitching from Marybeth Olson and the slugging bats of Briana Marcelino, Olivia Sappington and Carli Cutler, they have been hard to take down.
“I thought he was fantastic. I thought Colby did a really good job,” head coach Jim Penders said on his mid-week starter. “He gives up some hits, and that’s okay and he needs to understand that. When he gives up hits, you can still win the game. It’s when you give up hit, walk, hit batsman, then a single: that’s when you can’t give up hits. You can’t give the freebies in between hits. He didn't give up any freebies.”
The Huskies and the Eagles have played many of the same opponents so far this season, including Merrimack College. The Huskies fell to the Warriors, 3-1, while the Eagles defeated Warriors by the same score. Each team has beaten Holy Cross and Vermont, with UConn winning by a combined score of 11-4 and BC by a combined score of 8-1.
The UConn Huskies football team heads to Boston, Massachusetts Saturday to take on New England archrivals Boston College in a Gridiron Series matchup under the lights at Fenway Park.
UConn head coach Randy Edsall said that he and his team are looking forward to playing the Eagles at Fenway Park, and that it would be a good experience, especially for the team’s younger players.
“We’re gonna be playing an opponent (BC) that’s a very physical football team that likes to run the ball, use a lot of play action,” Edsall said.
The UConn women’s hockey team will face Boston College for the second and third times this season in a doubleheader this weekend.
So far this season, UConn is 4-4-3 overall and 0-3-2 in Hockey East play. Boston College is 9-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in conference play.
Boston College is coming off a split weekend at Saint Lawrence. On Friday, Nov. 10 they lost 2-1 to the Saints.