Oct. 10, 2012
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The UConn women’s soccer team hits the road for the final time of the 2012 regular season with a 7 p.m. contest at Pitt on Thursday night. The Huskies enter the game with a 7-6-2 record and 3-4-1 mark in the BIG EAST, while Pitt is 5-10-2 and the only team in the league still searching for its first conference win with a 0-6-2 record. The game will be broadcasted live on WHUS at WHUS.org or locally on 91.7 FM.
The Last Meeting
October 14, 2011
Ruutu and Dulski Lead Huskies To 1-0 Shutout Over Pittsburgh
Linda Ruutu and Jessica Dulski lifted the UConn women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over BIG EAST foe Pittsburgh as Ruutu scored the lone goal and Dulski tallied five saves on Friday evening. With the win, the Huskies are now 7-6-2 overall and 4-3-2 in the BIG EAST and the Panthers fell to 2-11-4 and 1-6-2 in conference play.
Connecticut Women’s Soccer Notes:
A LOOK AT THE HUSKIES: Connecticut is hitting the road for the final time of the 2012 regular season when they head to Pitt on Thursday for a 7 p.m. matchup. The Huskies went 0-1-1 over the weekend falling 1-0 to USF and a 1-1 draw to No. 20 Marquette. UConn, searching for its first victory since September 28, is outscoring opponents 31-28 taking 17.5 shots per game with a 50 percent mark on shots on goal. The Huskies have placed three keepers in goal throughout the season with the most recent being freshman Jess Montrose who registered 13 saves in her first two career starts.
UCONN & PITT: The Huskies have a .846 win percentage over the Panthers with an 11-2 all-time mark when facing off. Connecticut defeated Pitt in their most recent meeting with a 1-0 victory in 2011.
SCOUTING THE PANTHERS: Pittsburgh enters Thursday’s contest searching for their first league victory as they are the lone BIG EAST squad to not have a conference win under their belts. The Panthers are 5-10-2 overall and 0-6-2 in the league with Roosa Arvas leading the way with 13 points on three goals and seven assists. Pitt, 2-3 at home this season, has been outscored 35-15 by opponents with goalie Nicole D’Agostino holding a 1.84 GAA.
MONTROSE MAKING MOVES:
Freshman goalkeeper Jess Montrose
started in her first two collegiate career starts last weekend. The Lancashire, England native consistently pressures the opposing offense coming out of the box to make some key stops, including in the opening five minutes against USF and several times in UConn’s 1-1 tie against No. 20 Marquette. Montrose was honored by the BIG EAST with a seat on this week’s honor roll after allowing only two goals and saving 13 shots on goal.
TWO 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 498-169-50. 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 two wins away.
SKOGERBOE SHINES: Junior midfielder Jennifer Skogerboe gave the Huskies the 1-1 tie against the Golden Eagles on October 7 with her goal off a penalty kick after getting tripped up inside the box by a Marquette defender. It was her second career goal. Skogerboe has been a significant piece of UConn’s puzzle since arriving in Storrs as a freshman, but she recorded her first collegiate goals against Vermont when she lifted the Huskies by finding the back of the net twice. The Leesburg, Va. native currently has nine points on four goals and an assist.
TEN HUSKIES RECORDING POINTS: Connecticut’s statistics prove the team’s depth as 10 Huskies have registered points for UConn with Danielle Schulmann guiding the group with 25 points, Andrea Plucenik with 11 points and four Huskies tallying nine points apiece.