STORRS, Conn. -
The UConn women’s soccer team makes a short trip this weekend as it plays in the Central Connecticut Tournament in New Britain.
UConn has a 0-2-1 record this season and opens the tournament against St. John’s on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and then takes on host Central Connecticut on Sunday at 6 p.m.
UConn will look to break into the scoring category more this weekend as it has scored just a goal in three matches. Freshman Zoe Steck (Nutley, N.J.) had that goal for the Huskies and is the team co-leader in shots with five. Redshirt freshman Mollie Kerrigan (Fairfield, Conn.) has played all the minutes in goal with a 1.24 goals against average and has made 15 saves.
Despite being outscored, UConn holds its own in shots with 31, just six less than it has allowed.
St. John’s brings a 2-0-1 record into the weekend with an opening tie to La Salle and wins over Marist and Fairfield. Junior Christina Bellero is the leading scorer for the Red Storm with seven points. St. John’s was 11-4-5 in 2016.
Central Connecticut is off to a 2-1 start this season and played Harvard in the other match on Friday. The Blue Devils have wins over UMass (3-0) and Rhode Island (1-0) with a loss to Providence (1-0.). CCSU had a 9-11-1 record last year, including a 2-1 loss to the Huskies. Freshman Jenna Rae Covello is Central’s leading scorer this year with four points.
The UConn-Central Connecticut women’s soccer series has a fun twist as Husky associate head coach Margaret Rodriguez and Central assistant coach Jen Prozzo are sisters. Both attended and played at UConn with Prozzo graduating in 1999.