STORRS, Conn. (April 18, 2007) — Highlighted with eight games against 2006 NCAA Women’s College Cup participants, the University of Connecticut women’s soccer team announced its 2007 schedule Wednesday.
The Huskies open the 2007 campaign Saturday, August 18 with an exhibition match at ACC foe Boston College. The Eagles, who reached the third round of the NCAA Women’s College Cup a season ago, will be facing the Huskies in an exhibition match for the third consecutive year. UConn will continue its tour against the ACC as the Huskies travel to Maryland and Virginia for exhibition contests prior to opening the season.
Friday, August 31st marks the regular season opener for UConn as the Huskies head to Boston, Mass., to take part in Boston University’s home tournament. The Huskies will face both Princeton and Stanford during the course of the weekend.
UConn returns to Storrs for the home opener at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. as the Huskies play host to Penn State, marking the beginning of a four-game homestand. Connecticut puts the finishing touches on its home opening weekend with a Sunday, Sept. 9 matchup with in-state foe Central Connecticut State at 1:00 p.m.
The Huskies next return to action to host their annual UConn Classic Sept. 14-16 from Morrone Stadium. UConn is slated to face Brown and Fairfield in the event, while Central Connecticut will be the fourth participating team.
Connecticut opens BIG EAST play Friday, Sept. 21 when the Huskies travel to Providence for a battle with the Friars. UConn’s schedule also features league road games at South Florida (Sept. 28), DePaul (Oct. 19), Notre Dame (Oct. 21), St. John’s (Oct. 26) and Syracuse (Oct. 28).
Marquette will be the opponent in UConn’s home opener Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:00 to highlight a five-game homestand inside the BIG EAST. The Huskies will also host conference foes Rutgers (Oct. 5), Seton Hall (Oct. 7), Pittsburgh (Oct. 12) and West Virginia (Oct. 14).
UConn finished the 2006 season with an 11-7-4 overall record, 7-3-1 inside the conference. The Huskies reached the NCAA Women’s College Cup for the 25th consecutive season, one of only two schools to make that distinction, and came just inches of knocking off top-seeded Texas in penalty kicks in the second round of the tournament. With nine of 11 starters returning from a season ago, the Huskies looked primed to make a run at the 2007 BIG EAST championship.