Sept. 13, 2012
STORRS, Conn- The UConn women's soccer team will open conference action tonight at Syracuse at 7 p.m. The Huskies enter the evening with a 4-2-1 overall record as senior forward Danielle Schulmann (Saddle River, N.J.) leads the team with 20 points on seven goals and six assists. Tonight's game will be broadcasted live on WHUS at WHUS.org or locally on 91.7 FM.
Connecticut Women's Soccer Game Notes:
HUSKIES IN THE BIG EAST: Connecticut has a long history of success in the BIG EAST which includes eight regular season BIG EAST Championships and two BIG EAST Tournament Championships. In BIG EAST openers, the Huskies have compiled a 9-2-1 record since 2000.
A LOOK AT THE HUSKIES: The Huskies enter Thursday's contest owning a 4-2-1 record with their two losses coming to two nationally ranked opponents in No. 10 Boston College and No. 19 North Carolina. Connecticut has outscored opponents 18-11 and has outshot opponents 19.9 shots per game to 11.1.
UCONN & SYRACUSE: This will mark the 18th meeting between the two conference foes with UConn holding a perfect 17-0 mark over the Orange. The last meeting was in 2011 and resulted in a Connecticut 1-0 victory.
SCOUTING THE ORANGE: Syracuse is sitting with a 3-3-1 record heading into Thursday's contest. Leading the way for the Orange is Alexis Koval with six points on three goals and Hanna Strong with five points on two goals and an assist. Syracuse keeper Brittany Anghel owns a 1.23 GAA and has registered 22 saves with one shutout. Cuse is outshooting opponents 15.1-7.9.
SHULMANN'S SCORING FRENZY: Senior Forward Danielle Schulmann was spectacular in the Huskies 2-0 week where they defeated Marist, 3-1, and Central Connecticut, 4-1. Over the two-game span she tallied 11 points on four goals and three assists, including finding the back of the net three times against CCSU.
RECOGNITION ROUNDUP: Danielle Schulmann was recognized for her stellar two-game outing (11 pts, 4 goals, 3 assists) by being named Soccer News Net's National Player of the Week, the ECAC Player of the Week and the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week.
FIVE FROM 500: Head Coach Len Tsantiris is in his 32nd year at the helm of the Huskies. He currently is the second most winning active women's soccer coach with an overall record of 495-165-49. Tsantiris is only the second coach to record 450 or more wins and is en route to becoming only the second coach to reach 500 victories as he is five wins away.
DYNAMIC FRESHMEN: The Husky freshmen have been outstanding as they have combined for 17 of UConn's 51 points totaling six goals and five assists. Sam McGuire leads the way with seven points on three goals and an assist, while Stephanie Ribeiro also has seven points on two goals and three assists and Andrea Plucenik has three points on a goal and an assist.