Armstrong earns fifth shutout victory
Sept. 15, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- Julie Hubbard and Rachel Hill lifted the UConn women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Dartmouth at Morrone Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies, with their fifth shutout of the season, improved to 5-3-0 with the win, while the Big Green fell to 1-3-0.
The Huskies, who saw their underclassmen earn valuable playing time on Sunday, dominated the visiting Big Green as UConn limited their opponent to just 10 shots on the afternoon and none in the opening half. UConn took 18 shots and 10 on goal with sophomore forward Sam McGuire having a team-high four shots.
Hubbard scored her first goal of the season and first career game-winner just 1:24 into the contest. Her unassisted score came from long range as the redshirt junior took aim from 40 yards out in the middle of the field and placed the ball in the top right corner of the net to give the Huskies a 1-0 advantage.
Connecticut's second goal came from Hill at 34:50 from the right side of the box. Hill dodged two Dartmouth defenders and the keeper, Tatiana Saunders, and scored on an open net. Sophomore Stephanie Ribeiro was credited with her first assist of the year. Hill, a freshman forward, now leads the Huskies with nine points on four goals and an assist.
Saunders drops to 1-3 on the season with the Big Green's loss after making eight saves against the Huskies. Freshman goalie Emily Armstrong improves to 5-3 on the season with her fifth shutout after making one save and allowing no goals. Sophomore Allison Saucier also saw action in front of the net playing 19:22 and making one save to wrap-up the day.
The Huskies continue their five-game homestand on Thursday, September 19, when the team welcomes LaSalle to Morrone Stadium at 7 p.m.