STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s lacrosse team unveiled its 2015 regular season schedule on Thursday, announcing eight home and eight away games for the upcoming spring season.
UConn, which has dawned a winning record the last five seasons, will face off against 14 opponents that it faced last year and two opponents who they have not come together with in at least ten years. Under sixth-year head coach Katie Woods, the Huskies will take on seven opponents who finished last season with winning records, and five who advanced to the NCAA tournament.
The Huskies will open regular season play at home at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex on February 17th against Quinnipiac. The Huskies defeated the Bobcats 17-7 last season in Storrs. UConn will play two other games in the month of February, one against James Madison University (Feb. 21) and the other on the road against New Hampshire (Feb. 27).
UConn will open Big East play on their home turf on March 26th against Villanova. The following game will be a non-conference match-up against Syracuse on March 29th. The Orange, who lost to Maryland in the NCAA semifinals, are unbeaten by the Huskies in the all-time match-up.
Following the Syracuse game, the Huskies will play their remaining six conference games right in a row, starting with Cincinnati (April 2), followed by Marquette (April 9), Temple (April 13), Vanderbilt (April 16), Georgetown (April 20) and then Florida (April 24).
Last season was the first meeting between UConn and Florida, who advanced the NCAA second round where they were edged out by runner-up, North Carolina. The two met for the first time on UConn’s home turf, where the Huskies walked away with an 11-10 victory over the Gators in April of last season.
UConn will close out the regular season with a non-conference matchup against Towson on May 1. The last time UConn played Towson was in 2006, where the Huskies lost 16-13 to the Tigers.