STORRS, Conn. -- The Uconn women's soccer team defeated Colgate 4-1 on Friday in the first regular season game of the 2015 schedule. Two goals from junior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) helped lead the Huskies to their first victory.
Hill had three big scoring chances throughout the first half, but Colgate goaltender Erin Cummings (Ashburn, Va.) delivered a save each time. UConn opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Hill received a pass from senior Megan Hunsberger (Bethleham, Pa.) and tapped it into the back of the net. The Huskies went into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
Hill notched another goal in the 51st minute after senior Liana Hinds (Hartford, Conn.) crossed it to the left side of box where Hill buried it passed Cummings.
Less than three minutes later, Colgate sophomore Eliza Doll (Bethesda, Md.) lofted one over UConn goal keeper Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.), closing the gap 2-1. Colgate senior Sidney Parodie recorded the assist.
UConn junior Maddie Damm (North Kingstown, R.I.) came out firing in the second half with three hard shots on goal, one hitting off the cross bar and the other two smothered by Cummings.
Damm finally capitalized in the 76th minute after Hill fed her the ball from center field and Damm launched the ball right past Cummings into the right hand side of the goal.
The Huskies recorded their fourth and final goal of the match in the 83rd minute from sophomore Danielle Gottwik who took control of the ball deep into the right side of the field and managed to squeeze the ball into the left corner of the net.
Armstrong recorded five saves for the Huskies, and notched her first win of the season. Cummings made 11 saves for the Raiders.
UConn begins its two-game road stretch Thursday Aug. 27 against Georgetown at 4 p.m.
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