Sept. 13, 2012
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – UConn women’s soccer dropped its BIG EAST opener at Syracuse, 3-2, on Thursday night to fall to 4-3-1 and 0-1-0 in league play. The Orange found a way to score with 30 seconds remaining in the 2-2 tied contest to earn the victory and improve to 4-3-1 and 1-0-0 in conference action.
The Huskies, falling to Syracuse for the first time in their 18-game series history, recorded 11 shots and took six corner kicks, while the Orange shot the ball 19 times and had three corner kicks.
This week’s BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week Danielle Schulmann (Saddle River, N.J.) added another goal to her team and conference-high tally just 56 seconds into the game as she gave the Huskies an early 1-0 advantage. Schulmann, scoring her eighth goal of the season, was assisted by senior defender Karen Gurnon (Tolland, Conn.) who registered her second career assist and first point since her freshman season.
Following UConn’s quick goal the Orange maintained control of the ball outshooting the Huskies 12-7 in the first half.
At 62:15 the Orange evened the game at 1-1 with Alyscha Mottershead’s score when she received a header from teammate Jenna Rickan and found the back of the net.
With the game even at 1-1 UConn freshman midfielder Miranda Tarpey (Poughquag, N.Y.) recorded her first career goal when she chipped the ball over the Cuse goalie at 62:33 for an unassisted score.
Cuse tied the game at 2-2 with 11:46 remaining on a goal from Rosina Callisto when she took the shot from the top of the box and sent the ball flying past UConn keeper Leigh-Ann Jaggon (Windsor, Conn.).
Jackie Firenze had the game-winner for Syracuse with just 30 seconds left when she split two UConn defenders after a throw in from Taylor Haenlin to put the final score at 3-2.
Jaggon was named the losing keeper and is now 0-1-0 on the season and Orange goalie Brittany Anghel improved to 4-3-1.
The Huskies will continue their five-game road stint on Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s as they take on their second BIG EAST foe of the 2012 season.