STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s soccer team takes on Georgetown Thursday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. at Shaw field in Washington, D.C., which marks the team’s first road game of the 2015 season. The Huskies are coming off their first win of the season over Colgate.
UConn is currently undefeated in the 2015 regular season with a 1-0-0 record after a 4-1 victory over Colgate. The team put up 30 shots against the Raiders, who only had eight. Junior goalkeeper Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.) recorded five saves for the Huskies.
The team returns three of its four top scorers from last season including junior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.), sophomore Danielle Gottwik (New Port Richey, Fla.) and senior Samantha McGuire (Fishkill, N.Y.). Hill recorded five points (2g, 1a) for the Huskies in the regular season opener, and Gottwik scored an unassisted goal in the 82nd minute to bring the team’s lead to 4-1.
Georgetown is currently 1-1-0 in its 2015 schedule, posting a 4-3 win against James Madison University and a 3-0 loss to William & Mary in the JMU Invitational hosted in Harrisonburg, Va. The team out-shot JMU 14-8. Junior Grace Damaska (Milton, Ga.), who finished third in scoring last year, tallied two goals against JMU. Graduate student Audra Ayotte (Marlborough, Conn.) and senior Marina Paul (Aliso Vieja, Calif.) notched the other two goals for Georgetown.
The Hoyas also out-shot William & Mary 17-6, but could not capitalize on a goal. Graduate student and goaltender Emma Newins (Glenn Allen, Va.) allowed three goals and recorded one save in both matches.
UConn leads the all-time series against Georgetown 10-4-0. The two last faced off in September of 2013, where the Huskies fell to the Hoyas in a 2-1 loss at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
The Huskies will end their road stretch on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. against Navy in Annapolis, Md. before returning home to take on Syracuse on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.
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