STORRS, Conn. – The No. 24 UConn women’s soccer team (6-1-0) will face off against nearby Central Connecticut on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in New Britain Connecticut at the CCSU Soccer Field. The Huskies are coming off their first loss of the season to No. 19 Rutgers.
UConn currently holds a 6-1-0 record for its 2015 schedule, with the one loss in their last match against Rutgers, where both teams went into the match with an undefeated, 6-0 record. The Huskies were unable to score against the Scarlet Knights, who have not given up a goal all season. Rutgers managed to put two goals past junior goalkeeper Emily Armstrong (Collegeville, Pa.) to take the 2-0 victory from the Huskies.
UConn outshot Rutgers 18-13, but only six were on goal. Junior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.), who currently leads the team in points with 14 (6g, 2a), put up five shots, three on target. Freshman Kim Urbanek (Lonnerstadt, Germany) had four shots and junior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) had five, but each only put one on goal. Armstrong recorded 2 saves, bringing her season tally to 27 saves with a 1.00 goals against average.
Central Connecticut is 3-1-2 so far this season. The Blue Devils are coming off a 1-0 win on the road against Siena. Freshman Danielle Pearse netted the only goal for Central Connecticut in 31st minute. Junior goalkeeper Nicki Turley recorded three saves for the shutout against Siena. Turley was also voted the Northeast Conference (NEC) Defensive Player of the Week after she tied her career high of 10 saves in 1-1 double overtime draw against BU the game before last.
Freshman Emma Hubbard currently leads the team with six points (3g) followed by sophomore Jennifer Cafferky with four points (2g) and junior Brianne Casey with three (3a).
UConn leads the all-time series with Central Connecticut 12-1-0. The two last met last season where the Huskies defeated the Blue Devils 3-1 on the road on CCSU’s home turf.
The Huskies remain on the road for the next three matches, starting with Brown on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. in Providence, R.I. at Stevenson Field.