This weekend saw some noteworthy performances from UConn athletics. The UConn women’s basketball team put up its second consecutive 100-point game, UConn softball went 3-1 down in Florida over the weekend, and the UConn women’s hockey team grabbed a win and a tie in a two-game set versus Vermont. Men’s Hockey also picked up a win over Merrimack in a 5-0 blowout.
Napheesa Collier, Women’s Basketball
In UConn’s blowout 109-74 win over Temple, Collier put up 30 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 32 minutes of play Saturday. She was named to the Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team alongside teammates Katie Lou Samuelson and Crystal Dangerfield Monday.
Marybeth Olson, Softball
To kick off UConn softball’s season, Olson threw a complete-game shutout versus Bryant Saturday, giving up only three hits and striking out 11 over her 7.0 innings. Olson also added .1 innings of scoreless ball Sunday versus FIU in UConn’s only loss of the weekend. She earned a spot on the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll with her performance.
Tyler Polley, Men’s Basketball
Despite taking a 79-71 loss to Memphis Sunday, Polley dropped 20 points with six rebounds. Polley’s shooting helped UConn climb back into the game in the second half, but the squad ultimately fell short. He breathed some life into a team that lacked scoring with the absence of Jalen Adams and Alterique Gilbert.
Tristyn Svetek, Women’s Hockey
After a long six-game winless streak, UConn women’s hockey took a win home versus Vermont 3-2 Friday. The junior defender Svetek took a shot from deep with just under five minutes left in Friday’s game that was in off of the post for the game-winner. Svetek then assisted Danika Pasqua’s goal in the first period of Saturday’s match at the XL Center.
Jonny Evans, Men’s Hockey
Evans shined by assisting two goals in each of the first two periods before scoring the last two of the night on Saturday. Evans now has five goals and six assists and has 11 points on the year. His solid game came in front of a UConn men’s hockey record 8,211 fans at the XL Center.
Carli Cutler, Softball
Third-baseman Carli Cutler put in a solid series this weekend against Bryant, Michigan State and FIU. The junior hit .333/.385/.417 with four runs scored, a double and 4 RBIs and put in a perfect effort in the field over the four-game series.
Mike Mavredakis is a campus correspondent for the Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .