Houle scores game winning goal over Marist.
STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut had three different Huskies score in its 3-1 victory over Marist on Wednesday night at Morrone Stadium. After an exciting win under the lights UConn improves to 3-2-1 and Marist falls to 3-2 on the season.
Senior forward Danielle Schulmann once again was the Husky to lift the squad to triumph as she registered her fourth goal and fourth and fifth assists of the season. The Saddle River, N.J. native now leads the Huskies with 13 points.
UConn recorded its first goal of the evening in the 21st minute when Schulmann shot the ball from close range on the right side of the box after grabbing a deflected pass to give the Huskies a 1-0 advantage.
It didn’t take long for Schulmann to create another scoring opportunity for Connecticut as she chipped the ball over Marist defenders up field to a waiting Riley Houle (Columbia, Conn.) who strategically rifled the ball by Marist keeper Andrea Wicks to push the UConn lead to 2-0 at 22:55.
The Red Foxes, outshot 12-6 in the first period by the Huskies, had their best scoring opportunity of the opening period late in the first half but freshman keeper Allison Saucier (Rocky Hill, Conn.) made a diving stop when Rycke Guiney took a shot from six yards out after a perfectly placed cross by Alycia Cartica.
Guiney’s missed opportunity did not slow her down as she would score at 72:05 from a corner kick moving the score to 2-1.
Schulmann’s constant movement paid off for the third time of the night when she crossed the ball to freshman forward Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtocket, R.I.) who drilled the ball from 18 yards out at 76:57 to set the final score at 3-1 in Connecticut’s favor.
Schulmann ended the match with a goal and two assists, while Houle recorded her first goal of the season and Ribeiro tallied her second of the 2012 campaign.
The Huskies concluded the game outshooting the Red Foxes 24-16 and had five corner kicks to Marist’s three.
Saucier moved to 3-2-1 on the season after registering six saves, while Wicks fell to 3-2 following a seven save effort.
The Huskies begin a five-game road stint on Sunday, September 9 when they travel to intrastate rival Central Connecticut for a 1 p.m. matchup.