Boston University scored the first and only goal of the game at 10:20. Jessica Luscinski scored the first goal of her collegiate career on a cross from Emily Pallotta. UConn had a few opportunities to tie the game during the middle of the first half. Junior Annie Yi (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore Becky Gundling (Farmington, Conn.) had a couple of shots on goal against Boston University goalkeeper Ali Giusto, but Giusto was able to make the save each time. A few minutes later into the game, freshman Melissa Busque (St. Bruno, Quebec) had a shot on goal but the Giusto was able to make that save as well.
Boston University had an opportunity to add to their lead later in the game with three corner kicks in a row but UConn’s strong defense fended off the attack and sent the action to the other side of the field.
In the second half, UConn came out strong firing away from the beginning. Less than a minute into play, Busque fired a shot that missed just wide of the goal. At 46:12, senior Liz Eng (Chicago, Ill.) rocketed a shot which also ended up just wide of the goal.
For the rest of the game, UConn made attempts to score the tying goal but each shot missed the goal giving Boston University the win.
The women’s soccer team will be back in action Friday night at 7:00 p.m. against UCLA in the second part of the UConn Classic doubleheader. Prior to that game, game one of the UConn Classic will take place with Penn State taking on Brown University at 5:00 p.m.
GOALS BY PERIOD 1st 2nd Total
Boston University 1 0 1
UConn 0 0 0
1. 10:20 Luscinski, Jessica (Pallotta, Emily)
SAVES: Connecticut 3, Boston University 3
SHOTS: Connecticut 15, Boston University 14