Aug 25, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to No. 2 Stanford on Sunday evening to move to 0-2-0 on the season, while the Cardinal improve to 2-0-0. The Huskies outshot Stanford 17-12 on Sunday in front of 1,123 fans in Storrs but were unable to find the back of the net and dropped the close decision.
Stanford took the first shot of the game when Chioma Ubogagu drilled the ball from close range to a diving Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.) who grabbed her first save of the evening. Junior mid Riley Houle (Columbia, Conn.) quickly responded with Connecticut’s first shot of the game and the two squads continued exchanging chances the rest of the opening half with Stanford outshooting UConn 9-8 in the first 45 minutes.
The Cardinal continued to test Armstrong as forward Taylor Uhl shot the ball from eight yards out but was unable to capitalize as a charging Armstrong made another diving save in the 27th minute.
Armstrong (0-2) ended the game with five saves with four of her stops coming in the first half. Cardinal keeper Emily Oliver allowed no goals and made one save.
Stanford claimed a 1-0 lead at 34:36 when Uhl found the bottom left side of the night with a header from inside the box off a cross from Siobhan Cox.
The Huskies, maintain control of the ball the majority of the second half, had back-to-back chances to score in the 71st minute with Andrea Plucenik (Brooklyn, Conn.) and Gabrielle Charno (Seaford, N.Y.) each taking aim and sending the ball over the crossbar.
Connecticut saw seven Huskies take a shot in the game with Sam McGuire (Fishkill, N.Y.) leading the group with six total and the lone shot on goal.
UConn hits the road for the first time of the 2013 season when the Huskies head to Boston College on Wednesday, August 28 for a 7 p.m. contest. Connecticut and Boston College will be facing each other for the 37th time in program history as the Huskies own a 26-7-3 all-time record against the Eagles.