Sept. 18, 2011
QUEENS, N.Y. - The University of Connecticut women's soccer team fall in its first overtime game of the season at St. John's on Sunday afternoon. The 1-0 loss to the Red Storm moves the Huskies record to 4-4-0 and 1-1-0 in the BIG EAST, while St. John's improves to 5-3-1 and 1-1-0 in conference action.
The Huskies played in their first overtime game of the 2011 campaign after concluding 2010 with seven overtime contests resulting in a 2-2-3 record, including opening the 2010 season with five straight OT battles.
The scoreless first half featured UConn outshooting St. John's 9-3 with senior forward Jessica Shufelt (Rochester, N.Y.) taking four of the Husky attempts. Senior keeper Jessica Dulski (Pittsford, N.Y.) chalked three saves in the first half as sophomore midfielder Morgan Ritter led the Red Storm with two shots on goal.
The Red Storm returned the favor in the second half controlling the ball and outshooting the Huskies 10-3 with senior mid Anna Torregiano taking three shots and Dulski saving two of her attempts.
Dulski and the Husky defense held the Red Storm scoreless until the 91:23 minute when senior forward Jen Leaverton found the back of the net for the fourth time this season to give St. John's the 1-0 advantage. Leaverton's winning goal came from Kristin Russell and Caitlyn McLaughlin on a goal kick and a header, respectively.
On the afternoon, St. John's goalie, Kristin Russell, tallied four saves, while Dulski ended the afternoon with six saves as the Red Storm took 14 shots with seven shots on goal and the Huskies had 13 shots with four attempts at goal.
The Huskies return to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium to host two BIG EAST opponents as they host Louisville on Friday, September 23, and Cincinnati on Sunday, September 25. The first 150 fans in attendance at Friday's 7 p.m. competition will receive a free UConn rally towel, while the first 100 fans in attendance fans to Sunday's 1 p.m. game will receive free UConn gloves.