Aug 30, 2013
STORRS, Conn.- Connecticut women’s soccer returns to Storrs on Sunday when the Huskies welcome intrastate rival Central Connecticut (0-1) for a 1 p.m. game. The Huskies are coming off their first win of the season after defeating Boston College, 1-0, on Wednesday night. Tickets for Sunday’s game are still available, for more information click here. Fans who are unable to make it to Morrone Stadium on Sunday can listen to the contest live on WHUS. The game will also be streamed live on HuskyVision.
Sunday’s game notes:
UConn Defeats BC
Connecticut won its first game of the 2013 season on Wednesday evening when the Huskies traveled to Boston and defeated the Eagles 1-0. UConn walked away with the victory behind the efforts of freshmen Rachel Hill and Emily Armstrong. Hill found the back of the net for the game-winner and Armstrong made four saves in the net to get the shutout. The Huskies now own a 27-7-3 all-time mark over Boston College.
First Tim for Everything
UConn saw three Huskies record career firsts at Boston College in Connecticut’s 1-0 win. Rachel Hill scored the game-winner at 51:30 for her first collegiate goal and winning goal, while she was assisted by Gabby Charno who also earned her first collegiate assist. Emily Armstrong, a transfer from BC, knocked off two firsts with four saves for her first collegiate win and shutout.
Scouting the Blue Devils
Central Connecticut enters Storrs with a 0-1-0 record after getting beat 2-1 at Maine earlier in the week. The Blue Devils’ keeper Nikola Deiter made four saves in 90 minutes and Kerriann Welch scored CCSU’s lone goal with Jewel Robinson being credited with the assist.
UConn and CCSU have much more in common than both having an address in the Nutmeg state. The intrastate rivals each have former Husky greats as assistant coaches as Margaret (Tietjen) Rodriguez will be on the Connecticut bench and Jen (Tietjen) Prozzo on the Central. The twin sisters played for the Huskies from 1995-98 leading UConn to three NCAA quarterfinals and one NCAA final appearance in 1997.
Huskies Against CCSU
This marks the 12th time that the two squads will be meeting. UConn has dominated the rivalry as they own a 10-1 all-time record. The Huskies and Blue Devils met in 2012 where Connecticut won 4-1 behind a hat-trick by former Husky great Danielle Schulmann.