Oct. 7, 2011
TAMPA, Fla.- University of Connecticut women's soccer shutout BIG EAST opponent South Florida, 1-0, on a rainy Friday night in Tampa, Fla. to improve to 6-5-2 and 3-2-2 in conference action.
Senior keeper Jessica Dulski (Pittsford, N.Y.) earned her fourth shutout of the season as she concluded the evening with nine saves and no allowed goals. Dulski cemented her name in the Husky record book moving into the third seat in career saves currently having 235 in her four years.
Both teams entered the locker room at halftime with a 0-0 score as the Bulls outshot the Huskies 12-3 in the first half.
The conference matchup remained scoreless until 78:37 when sophomore mid Devin Prendergast (Babylon, N.Y.) rifled the ball from 15 yards out to find the upper left corner of the back of the net on a cross fro Jennifer Skogerboe (Leesburg, Va.).
Prendergast, notched her second game-winning goal of the season, is second on the team with four goals and nine points as she lifts the Huskies all-time record over the Bulls to 5-1-1. The dish from Skogerboe marks her first of the season and second of her career.
Despite USF threatening into the final seconds of the game, UConn maintained its 1-0 advantage to seal the road victory. The Bulls, dropping to 5-5-4 overall and 1-3-3 in the BIG EAST, would finish the contest taking 23 shots as the Huskies only attempted seven.
UConn concludes its four-game road stretch on Sunday, Oct. 9, against BIG EAST rival Marquette at 2 p.m. The Huskies and the Golden Eagles, who are 8-0 at home in 2011, have a 2-4-0 all-time record.