Sept. 18, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s soccer team continues its five-game homestand on Thursday when the Huskies welcome LaSalle to Morrone Stadium for a 7 p.m. contest and Georgetown on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game. Connecticut enters the LaSalle weekend with a 5-3 record. Both games will be streamed live on HuskyVision and broadcasted lived on WHUS.
Huskies Last Outing
Connecticut went 1-1 last weekend with the Huskies falling 1-0 at Boston University and defeating Dartmouth, 2-0. The Terriers snapped UConn’s four-game win streak on Friday as BU scored just minutes into the contest and never allowed the Huskies to retaliate. At home, the Huskies downed Dartmouth behind goals by Julie Hubbard and Rachel Hill.
Scouting the Explorers
LaSalle enters Thursday’s game with a 6-1 record with the team’s lone loss coming at No. 9 Penn State. Leading the Explorers is Kelsey Haycook who has registered 16 points on seven goals and two assists, while Renee Washington has scored four goals. The Explorers have put two keepers in goal with Katie Getzinger (3-1) playing four and Jessica Wiggins (3-0) in three.
The Connecticut Huskies have allowed only one goal in six games and only five 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. 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 LaSalle – The Series
The Huskies and Explorers are meeting for the first time in program history.
Freshman forward Rachel Hill has scored four goals in her young career, three of them 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 (5-3-0) received votes on September 10 in the NSCAA Poll and currently rank fourth in the Northeast Region. Ahead of Connecticut in the regional rankings is No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 10 Georgetown and Boston University.
Abundance of Weekly Honors
In two weeks Connecticut 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.