Sep 8, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s soccer earned its fourth consecutive shutout with a 1-0 win over Syracuse (4-2-0) on Sunday afternoon to improve to 4-2-0. The Connecticut freshman duo of forward Rachel Hill and goalkeeper Emily Armstrong continue to lead the Huskies as Hill scored the go-ahead goal and Armstrong earned the shutout victory.
This is first time since 2007 that the UConn women’s soccer team has posted four consecutive shutouts and the first time since 2010 the team has earned four straight victories.
The Huskies, who moved to 18-1 all-time over the Orange, outshot Syracuse 12-8 over 90 minutes of action with Connecticut taking seven shots on goal and the Orange three attempts on the frame.
“It was a tough game for us and our freshman really stepped up,” stated head coach Len Tsantiris. “Emily Armstrong and Rachel Hill continue to be impressive and the rest of the team did a good job today.”
Hill’s unassisted goal at 42:28 gave Connecticut a 1-0 advantage after the Rollinsford, N.H. beat an Orange defender and keeper Brittany Anghel shooting on an open net from the left side of the box. It marked Hill’s third career game-winning goal of her career. Hill and Riley Houle are even with seven points apiece to lead the Huskies on the season.
UConn owned possession of the ball the majority of the opening half taking eight shots in comparison to Syracuse’s two. The second half was a different pace of game with the Orange shooting the ball six times and the Huskies four. Armstrong (4-2) was put to the test in the closing period as she registered three saves.
Connecticut heads to Boston on Friday, September 13, to take on Boston University at 7 p.m. at Nickerson Facility. The Huskies own a 5-3-0 all-time record over the Terriers with the last meeting coming in 2011 resulting in a UConn 3-0 win.