Sept. 20, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- UConn women's soccer (5-3-1, 1-1 BE) concludes its five-game road stint this weekend with a 3 p.m. game at No. 20 Georgetown on Friday, September 21 and then heads to Villanova for a 1 p.m. start time on Sunday. Both games will be broadcasted live on WHUS at WHUS.org or locally on 91.7 FM.
Connecticut Women's Soccer Notes:
A LOOK AT THE HUSKIES: The Huskies hit the road this weekend for a pair of BIG EAST contests starting at Georgetown and then ending at Villanova. UConn comes into the Nation's capital with a 5-3-1 overall record and a 1-1 mark in league action. The Huskies are led by senior forward Danielle Schulmann (24 pts, 9 g, 6 a) but have seen their freshmen rise to the challenge of a difficult schedule. Second on the team in scoring is redshirt freshman Andrea Plucenik with nine points on four goals and an assist followed by Sam McGuire with seven points on three goals and an assist.
UCONN & GEORGETOWN: This will mark the 13th meeting between the two conference foes with UConn holding a 10-2-0 mark over the Hoyas. The last meeting was in 2009 and resulted in a Husky 2-1 victory.
SCOUTING THE HOYAS: No. 20 Georgetown enters Friday's contest with an 8-1-1 record and a perfect 2-0 mark in league action. They are led by Daphne Corboz, this week's BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, who has registered seven goals and four assists to total 18 points. Hoya defender Alexa St. Martin earned the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week title following Georgetown's 2-0 week where the Hoyas posted a pair of shutouts.
UCONN & THE WILDCATS: Connecticut owns a 14-2-3 all-time mark over Villanova. The two conference opponents have not faced off since 2006 when the Wildcats walked away with a 1-0 win over the Huskies.
SCOUTING NOVA: The Wildcats are 3-5-2 with a 1-1 record in the BIG EAST after an impressive overtime 2-1 win over No. 16 Rutgers before falling to Seton Hall. They are led by Heidi Sabatura who has eight points on one goal and six assists, while Stephanie Myers and Victoria Gersh each have six points on two goals and two assists.
PLUCENIK'S BIG EAST ACCOLADE: After scoring three consecutive goals in a 5-1 win at St. John's freshman Andrea Plucenik was honored as the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after registering her first career hat trick.
FOUR 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 496-166-49. 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 four wins away.
DYNAMIC FRESHMEN: The Husky freshmen have been outstanding as they have combined for 25 of UConn's 69 points totaling 10 goals and five assists. Andrea Plucenik leads the way with nine points on four goals and an assist, while Sam McGuire (3 g, 1 a) and Stephanie Ribeiro (2 g, 3 a) each have seven points. Miranda Tarpey registered her first collegiate goal on against Syracuse.