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Huskies Open Conference Play with Tulsa

Sept. 28, 2016

Game Info

Tulsa vs. UConn

Memphis vs. UConn

Date & Time

Thursday, Sept. 29 | 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2 | 1 p.m.

Venue

Joseph J. Morrone Stadium

Joseph J. Morrone Stadium

Location

Storrs, Conn.

Storrs, Conn.

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STORRS, Conn. – The No. 21 UConn women’s soccer team opens conference play this week when it hosts Tulsa on Thursday followed by Memphis on Sunday. The Huskies are 8-2 overall heading into their conference slate.

The Huskies, who were the 2015 American Athletic Conference regular season champs, finished 8-1 last year in regular season league games, with only loss coming against USF. UConn advanced to the semifinals of the AAC Championship, but was knocked out in overtime by Cincinnati, who went on to win the title.

UCONN LEADERS
1. Stephanie Ribeiro – 21 points (8g, 5a)
2. Rachel Hill – 15 points (6g, 3a)
3. Kristen Vinciguerra – 3 points (1g, 1a)
    Tanya Altrui – 3 points (3a)

UConn wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 4-1 victory at home against Fordham. Redshirt senior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) tied her career-best five points in a single match with a goal and three assists. She currently leads the nation in game-winning goals with six.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN HURRICANE
Record: 4-5-1
The Series: 2-0-1, UConn leads
Last Time Out: Oct. 18, 2015 | Tulsa, Okla. | UConn wins 2-1 in double overtime

TULSA LEADERS
1. Rachel Thun – 17 points (6g, 5a)
2. Tana Dake – 9 points (2g, 5a)
3. McKenzi McAdams – 6 points (2g, 2a)

Tulsa has recorded losses in three of its last four matches. Most recently, the Golden Hurricane suffered a one-goal deficit to Ole Miss on Sept. 18. Prior to that loss, Tulsa dominated Oral Roberts 3-0 at home at Hurricane Stadium.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Record: 6-2-1
The Series: 1-1-1
Last Time Out: Oct. 15, 2015 | Memphis, Tenn. | UConn wins 1-0

MEMPHIS LEADERS
1. Valerie Sanderson – 21 points (8g, 4a)
2. Marie Levasseur – 7 points (3g, 1a)
3. Elizabeth Woerner – 6 points (2g, 2a)

The Tigers are coming off a 5-0 victory against UT-Martin on Sept. 18. Elizabeth Woerner moved into third place on the team with six points, after tallying two of Memphis’ five goals. Prior to that, Memphis pulled out a 2-2 tie to Oklahoma State after leading scorer Valerie Sanderson tied the game up in the 85th minute.

UP NEXT…

UConn hits the road again to challenge Colgate on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in Hamilton, N.Y. The Huskies will have the weekend off starting Sept. 16 before returning to action the following Thursday, Sept. 22.

 

 


 

 

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