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UConn Faces Off Against Harvard Sunday

Senior Sam McGuire assisted Stephanie Ribeiro's game winner against Syracuse.
Sept. 5, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — The UConn women’s soccer team (4-0-0) will take on Harvard (1-1-1) Sunday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. at Morrone Stadium in its third home game of the season.

A late second half goal from junior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) gave the Huskies the 1-0 lead to edge out Syracuse on Thursday. Senior Samantha McGuire (Fishkill, N.Y.) and junior Rachel Hill had the assists, after McGuire dumped the ball into the box where it was brought down by junior Hill, who passed it back to Ribeiro who netted it from the top of the box. 

Hill, Ribeiro and senior Andrea Plucenik lead the team in points going into Sunday’s match. Junior goalkeeper Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.) has played all 360 minutes for the Huskies. In her four recorded wins, Armstrong has made 23 saves, with a .852 save percentage and a 1.00 goals against average. 

In the three matches Harvard has played, the team has recorded two goals. Senior Brooke Dickens scored the game-winning, and only goal in the match against Army, and junior Joan Fleischman scored the Crimson’s only goal in its 2-1 loss against Boston College.

In its last match, Harvard played to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes against Alabama. Harvard goalkeeper Lizzie Durack has played all 290 minutes for the Crimson, recording 10 saves, a .833 save percentage and a .62 goals against average.

UConn leads the all-time series against Harvard 24-5-1. The two last met in September of 2011, where the Huskies pulled out a 2-1 win at Harvard.

The Huskies will play their last home game before going on a five-game road stretch on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium against Army.