The 1983 Huskies raced out of the gates, notching seven straight shutouts to open the season in a streak that lasted over 517 minutes and saw 27 consecutive UConn goals. The tie against Dartmouth was followed by three straight shutouts that started a nine-game streak in which UConn outscored opponents 24-2 and posted seven clean sheets. A tie against UMass was followed by a win over Northeastern to close out the regular season. UConn entered the NCAA tournament unbeaten, posting a 17-0-2 record and earning the top seed. The Huskies advanced to the national title game but fell to ODU 3-1 in three overtimes, their only loss of the season. They allowed only five goals in the regular season, the third-best scoring defense in Division I history, behind All-American Terry Kix in the cage, who had 16 shutouts that seasoono. All-American Laurie Decker won the Honda Award, while Wendy Hug, Janet Ryan, Rose Smith, Cindy Dysenchuk, and Lisa D’Amadio also earned All-American honors.
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