Sept. 27, 2012
STORRS, Conn.- The UConn women's soccer team returns to Morrone Stadium on Friday, September 28 for a 5:30 matchup against BIG EAST foe DePaul. Connecticut will then welcome Notre Dame on Sunday at noon. The Huskies are back at home following a five-game road stint where they went 3-2 to currently sit with a 6-4-1 overall mark and 2-2 in league play. Both games will be broadcasted live on WHUS at WHUS.org or locally on 91.7 FM.
Connecticut women's soccer game notes:
A LOOK AT THE HUSKIES: The Huskies return to Storrs after a 3-2 five-game road stint. Senior forward Danielle Schulmann continues to be Connecticut's leader with 25 points on her league-high nine goals and seven assists. The Huskies have outscored opponents 27-20 as they have taken 17.1 shot per game. The UConn freshman have been stellar in their first collegiate season with Andrea Plucenik leading the way with 11 points on five goals and an assist, including her game-winner in a double-overtime thriller at Villanova.
UCONN & DEPAUL: The Huskies own a perfect 7-0-0 all-time mark over their conference foe DePaul with the most recent win coming in 2011 with a 2-1 victory in Chicago.
SCOUTING THE BLUE DEMONS: DePaul enters Morrone with a 7-4-1 mark and a 2-1 record in BIG ESAT action riding a two-game win streak. The Blue Demons, 2-1-1 on the road, recently posted back-to-back home shutouts over Saint Louis and Pittsburgh. DePaul is led by Ashleigh Goddard who has eight points on three goals and two assists, while keeper Megan Pyrz has registered 50 saves and allowed only nine goals on the season.
UCONN & THE IRISH: Notre Dame has been the victors 21 times in the two squad's 30-game history as the Huskies are 5-21-4 against their league opponent. The last meeting resulted in a Irish 3-0 win in South Bend.
SCOUTING NOTRE DAME: The Irish hit the road after a four consecutive home victories which has Notre Dame sitting with 7-3-1 overall mark and perfect 3-0-0 in the BIG EAST. Notre Dame has 12 different players scoring goals and 14 notching points this year. The Irish have allowed opponents only eight shots on goal over the past four games, while outshooting challengers 93-30 in those contests.
THREE 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 497-167-49. 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 three wins away.
DYNAMIC FRESHMEN: The Husky freshmen have been outstanding as they have combined for 27 of UConn's 75 points totaling 11 goals and five assists. Andrea Plucenik leads the way with 11 points on five 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.