Sept. 11, 2011
CAMBRDIGE, Mass.- Despite outshooting the Crimson 11-8 in Sunday afternoon's game, the UConn women's soccer team fell to Harvard, 2-1. The Huskies dropped to 3-3-0 with the loss, while the Crimson improved to 3-1-0.
The Huskies had the momentum coming here as they defeated No. 20/23 Boston University on Friday evening, but could not capitalize on their scoring opportunities. Connecticut had five different players take a shot on goal and took four corner kicks, while Harvard also had five shots on goal and three corner kicks.
It didn't take long for Harvard to get on the scoreboard with defender Lauren Urke scoring on a through ball from Melanie Baskind and beating senior keeper Jessica Dulski (Pittsford, N.Y.) to the ball at 1:25 minutes into the game.
Freshman mid Riley Houle (Columbia, Conn.) tied the game at 15:39 with an unassisted shot from the top left corner outside of the box. The tying goal marked Houle's second career goal.
The winning Crimson goal came from forward Alexandr Conigliaro at 54:56 on a header off of a cross from Urke. Urke led the Crimson with a goal and an assist tallying three points on the afternoon.
Harvard had two keepers in the game with Cheta Emba earning the win (1-0-0) after saving four shots and allowing no goals. Dulski recorded three saves as she fell to 3-3-0 and currently has a 1.00 GAA on the season.
UConn opens up conference action on Thursday, September 15, at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium against Syracuse at 7p.m. The Huskies look to start BIG EAST competition with a win after going 4-5-2 in conference play and a 3-0 victory over Syracuse in 2010.