The 1985 Huskies opened with a nine-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 33-6 in a run that included three teams bound for NCAAs. A loss to Penn State stopped the streak, but UConn beat Yale and then reigning champion ODU before rattling off five more wins before a loss to Northeastern closed out the regular season. The Huskies, seeded second in the tournament after a 16-2 regular season, won five games against other NCAA tournament teams behind All-Americans Tracey Fuchs, Janet Ryan, Marjory Abbott, and Andrea Giunta. A win over Maryland moved the Huskies to the final weekend, and then defeated BU for the second time that year in the semis. UConn won the NCAA title, defeating three-time champion ODU 3-2 in Norfolk in the championship game, their second win over the Lady Monarchs that season.
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