Aug 27, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn women’s soccer team is back in action on Wednesday evening when the Huskies head to Boston College for a 7 p.m. contest. The Huskies enter the game with a 0-2-0 record, while the Eagles are 1-1-0 after both teams suffered one-goal losses to No. 2 Stanford in their opening weekend. The game can be listened to live on WHUS.
Wednesday’s Game Notes:
Huskies Opening Weekend
Connecticut went 0-2 in its opening weekend where the Huskies faced strong opponents in Wisconsin and No. 2 Stanford. The Huskies fell 3-2 to Wisconsin before falling 1-0 to the Cardinal. This marks only the fourth time in program history that UConn has started a season with back-to-back losses as it happened in 2009, 1999 and 1979. Historically, the Huskies bounce back from a 0-2 start where the 2009 squad finished 11-8-2 reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the 1999 Huskies ended 17-8-0 and competed in the NCAA Quarterfinals.
UConn In Season Openers
Connecticut dropped its season opener against Wisconsin and now sits at 23-10-2 all-time record in season openers and is 26-7-2 in home openers.
Boston College enters Wednesday’s contest with a 1-1-0 record after falling 2-1 (2OT) to No. 2 Stanford and defeating Boston University 1-0. Scoring the Eagles’ two goals were Lauren Bernard and Mackenzie Meehan. BC allowed only 14 shots over the two contests and keeper Jessica Mickelson made three saves.
A Look Back at 2012…
The 2012 UConn women’s soccer team concluded the season with a 9-8-2 (4-5-1 Big East) record. The 2012 campaign was highlighted by head coach Len Tsantiris earning his 500th career victory and the Huskies returning to the Big East Tournament where the team fell at Marquette, 4-1, in the second round. Connecticut was led by senior forward Danielle Schulmann who was tabbed to the All-Big East First Team after registering a team-high 27 points on 10 goals and seven assists.
The UConn women’s soccer team is slated to face four opponents for the first time in program history. Three of the four foes are part of The American in Houston, Memphis and Temple. The Huskies’ fourth unknown challengers will be LaSalle.
More than 40% of UConn’s roster comes from a hometown in Connecticut as 11 of the Huskies are from the Nutmeg State.
500 Career Wins
Head Coach Len Tsantiris is starting his 33rd year at the helm of the Huskies. He currently is the second most winning active women’s soccer coach with an overall record of 500-172-51. Tsantiris is only the second coach to record 450 or more wins and became only the second coach to total 500 wins with a 3-1 win over Rutgers on October 25, 2012.
More More Morrone!
The 2013 schedule features 19 games with the Huskies hosting 13 at Morrone, the most home games in program history since 1987.
Preseason Coaches’ Poll
The Huskies were selected to finish fourth in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll with 61 points. UCF and Louisville tied for first place with 85 points, while Rutgers was slated to finish the season third with 67 points.