Sept. 13, 2013
This Weekend’s Game Notes:
Huskies Last Outing
Connecticut posted its second consecutive 2-0 weekend as the Huskies had a pair of 1-0 victories downing Maine and Syracuse at Morrone Stadium. The UConn defense continues to be stellar allowing only 10 shots over the weekend with goalkeeper Emily Armstrong making four saves in back-to-back shutouts. Riley Houle and Rachel Hill both found the back of the net in the wins and the twosome is even with a team-best seven points.
Abundance of Weekly Honors
In two weeks Connecticut has garnered three American Athletic Conference weekly accolades and two spots on the Honor Roll. Following four straight shutouts, defenders Gabrielle Charno and Gabriella Cuevas were tabbed the conference Defender of the Week on September 2 and September 9, respectively. Rachel Hill was honored as the league’s Rookie of the Week on September 2 after two game-winners in a 2-0 week. For her efforts guarding the Husky net, goalkeeper Emily Armstrong has found herself on The American’s Honor Roll in consecutive weeks.
The Connecticut Huskies have not allowed a goal in four games and only four on the season. Behind the efforts of a stout backline and freshman goalkeeper Emily Armstrong UConn’s opponents are finding it hard to get a shot off therefore making it difficult to score. In the four shutouts, opponents have taken 37 shots with Armstrong making 12 total saves. UConn women’s soccer is no stranger to shutouts as the school record is nine straight shutouts which happened in 1995 and 1997.
UConn and Boston University – The Series
The Huskies and Terriers are meeting for the ninth time in program history and Connecticut holds a 5-3 all-time mark over its regional rival. The two squads last met in 2011 where UConn walked away with a dominating 3-0 win where three Huskies scored, including current senior Devin Prendergast.
Connecticut and Dartmouth’s History
The Huskies and Big Green have faced each other a total of 13 times and UConn has been the victor in 12 of the meetings and Dartmouth once. Although the two teams have a long history of playing, the squads have not played one another since 2001 when Connecticut earned a 1-0 double overtime victory.
Freshman forward Rachel Hill has scored three goals in her young career, all game-winners for the Huskies. Her three game-winning scores ranks first the American Athletic Conference and earned her the September 2 accolade of The American Rookie of the Week.
Huskies Receiving Votes
The Huskies (4-2-0) are now receiving votes in the latest NSCAA Poll and ranked third in the Northeast Region. Ahead of Connecticut in the regional rankings is No. 8 Notre Dame and No. 12 Georgetown.