HAMILTON, N.Y. – The No. 23 UConn women’s soccer team (7-2) shutout Colgate (2-3-3) 2-0 Thursday in a hard fought match at Beyer-Small ’76 Field. Senior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) scored her 50th career goal to become the fourth Husky in UConn history to reach the 50-goal mark.
Despite 30 minutes of scoreless play to start the game, the Huskies had plenty of opportunities in the first half, registering 10 shots, eight of which were on goal. Hill tallied three shots in the first 10 minutes.
UConn got on the board in the 35th minute after freshman Kristen Vinciguerra (Saddle River, N.J.) put up a nice shot on goal and Hill buried the rebound to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead. Hill is now fourth in the program record book for career goals scored and is just three goals short of the third place spot.
In similar fashion to first half, the majority of the second half remained scoreless. Senior goalkeeper Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.) and the UConn defense gave a stellar performance guarding the back line. Armstrong finished with a season high 10 saves.
Senior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) tacked on an insurance goal for the Huskies right at end in the 81st minute after displaying a nice hesitation move against the Colgate defense. Vinciguerra earned her first career point as a Husky, picking up the assist on Ribeiro’s goal.
The Huskies close out their non-conference slate Thursday when they host Fordham at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
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