STORRS, Conn. – The No. 20 UConn women’s soccer team (5-0-0) will go up against Army (2-4-0) on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Junior Rachel Hill (Rollinford, N.H.) netted the game-winner for the Huskies with less than a minute left in the game.
UConn is currently 5-0 in the 2015 season. The Huskies pulled out a thrilling 2-1 comeback win in the last five minutes of their last match against Harvard. The Crimson took a 1-0 late in the second half, and held onto that lead until the very last minutes of the match. In the 86th minute, senior Sam McGuire knocked in the equalizer for UConn and overtime seemed imminent.
With 36 seconds left on the clock, Hill received the ball from junior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) at center field just inside the box and managed to shoot it past Harvard goalkeeper Lizzie Durack, giving the Huskies the win in the final seconds and extending UConn’s winning streak to five games. Hill currently leads the team in scoring with 12 points (5g, 2a), followed by Ribeiro with seven (3g, 1a) and McGuire with four (1g, 2a).
Army currently holds a record of 2-4 for the 2015 season. The Black Knights are looking to break their three game losing-streak, coming off losses against Loyola Chicago, No. 24 (at the time No. 20) DePaul, and Harvard. The team’s last match was against Loyola Chicago, who pulled out a 1-0 win over Army.
The Black Knights have not scored a goal in their last three matches. The last time the team scored was in its 2-1 victory against Youngstown State on August 28. Senior forward, Katie Holder leads the team with four points (1g, 2a), but does not lead the team in goals because six different individuals are tied with one goal.
This will be only the second time in history that UConn and Army have played each other. The first and only other time they met was in 1982 where the Huskies won 11-0 on Army’s home field.
Up next, UConn will hit the road, kicking off a five-game away stint against No. 19 Rutgers Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.