The Huskies were unable to stop Sam Higgins on the defensive end of the field. She helped create the offense for the Bulldogs and was responsible for eight of their points, in which she attained six assists and two goals of her own. She found her teammate Addie Zinsner to execute three goals, along with Jill Gollob and Olivia Markert, who had a combined three goals from Zinsner.
Saturday will be the second annual “One Love” game, which will promote and support the One Love Foundation. The foundation was founded in 2010 after a women’s lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, Yeardley Love, was beaten to death by her boyfriend. It tries to raise awareness and educate people about signs of relationship violence so other situations like Love’s can be avoided.
UConn was poised and patient throughout the entirety of the game, with captain Caitlin Leary setting the tone for the Huskies early on, scoring the first point for her team in the first minute and 39 seconds of the game. The Huskies didn’t allow Albany to get a lead at any point, although the Lions tied the game at two in the first half following UConn’s two consecutive points to open the game.