Oct. 31, 2012
The Huskies have won 13 of the last 15 meetings against the Cardinals, including four-straight since a 3-2 overtime setback on October 2, 2010 in Louisville. Friday will mark the seventh time the two sides have squared-off in the BIG EAST semifinal, with UConn winning all six previous meetings, including a 2-1 comeback win last year in Syracuse.
Louisville will be the 10th ranked opponent the Huskies will face this season and UConn has posted an impressive 7-2 mark in those nine games this season.
The Huskies have won 15 BIG EAST Championship semifinal contests in-a-row since the team dropped a 1-0 decision to Syracuse in 1995. UConn is 19-3 all-time in the BIG EAST semifinal and the team has appeared in the BIG EAST final in each of the last 10 seasons. The Huskies claimed the championship hardware in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 in addition to winning BIG EAST titles in 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
The Cards are 6-1 since their last meetings against UConn, a game that saw the Huskies emerge with a 2-1 victory. Louisville has had some quality wins since falling to the Huskies though, including victories against Iowa, Wake Forest and Ohio State.
Six Cardinals enter the BIG EAST Championship with double-digit points and the group is led by Becca Maddock's 20 points. Amber Thomas leads U of L with nine goals and is tied with Alyssa Voelmle for second on the team with 19 points.
For the Huskies, both Chloe Hunnable and Louisa Boddy lead the way with 34 points and Marie Elena Bolles is hot on their trail with 28 points. Both Alicia Angelini and Chrissy Davidson have accumulated 14 points for Connecticut.