STORRS, Conn. – The No. 18 UConn women’s soccer team will continue its home stand when it hosts Pacific on Friday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. and Central Connecticut on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
After claiming a 3-1 victory in their first road game at Harvard, the Huskies (3-1) dropped eight spots in the national poll after suffering their first loss to No. 12 (previously No. 22) Rutgers.
Senior forward Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) was named to The American’s Weekly Honor Roll for her two goal performance against Harvard. Hill and fellow senior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) lead the team with five points each (2g, 1a), followed by classmate Maddie Damm (North Kingstown, R.I.) with two points.
Friday marks the first meeting between the Huskies and the Pacific Tigers, who are 0-2 to start 2016 with losses coming against Cal Poly and New Mexico.
The in-state rivalry with Central Connecticut dates back to 2000 and the Huskies boast an overall 13-1 mark against the Blue Devils, including a 2-1 victory at CCSU in 2015.
Two wins against Pacific and Central would put UConn head coach Len Tsantiris just one win away from his 550th career win. He is currently 547-190-55, the second most winningest head coach in NCAA soccer history.
The Huskies head down to the sunshine state to take on No. 1 Florida State on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.