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Women's Soccer Returns Home For Two Conference Games

Gianna Roma and the Huskies welcome two BIG EAST opponents this weekend.

Oct. 13, 2011

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STORRS, Conn. - UConn women's soccer returns to Morrone Stadium after a four-game road stretch where the Huskies went 2-2 against BIG EAST opponents to move their overall record to 6-6-2 with a 3-3-2 mark in conference play.

Connecticut welcomes Pittsburgh on Friday, Oct. 14 for a 7 p.m. contest and No. 20/24 West Virginia on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. to conclude its regular season home schedule.

The Panthers come into Storrs with a 2-10-4 overall record and a 1-5-2 mark in the BIG EAST. The Huskies have had great success over the Panthers with a 10-2-0 overall record. The last time the two teams faced off was in 2010 in Pittsburgh with the Huskies falling, 1-0. While taking on the Panthers in Storrs, UConn is 5-1-1.

The No. 24/20 Mountaineers enter Sunday's game after a 2-0 weekend at home with a 3-0 shutout over St. John's and a 5-1 victory over Syracuse. WVU is currently 11-4-0 overall with an 8-1 mark in conference action. The Huskies are 11-4-3 in the all-time series between the two universities and 8-2-2 in the regular season. Two of the UConn losses came in 2010 with the Mountaineers winning 3-0 in the regular season before WVU knocked the Huskies out of the BIG EAST tournament with a 2-0 victory in the semi-finals. The Huskies are 5-1-1 against the Moun¬taineers when facing off in Storrs.

The Huskies are led by redshirt junior forward Danielle Schulmann (Saddle River, N.J.) who has 14 points on seven goals, while sophomore mid Devin Prendergast (Babylon, N.Y.) has tallied nine points with four goal and one assist and senior Jessica Shufelt (Rochester, N.Y.) has one goal and a team high three assists.

Manning the net is senior keeper Jessica Dulski (Pittsford, N.Y.) who has a 1.24 GAA with 69 saves, 18 allowed goals and four shutouts.

Before the game on Sunday, the Huskies will honor their six seniors. Forward Cory Bildstein, forward Alexandra Garufi, forward Samantha Kelley, defender Courtney Wilkinson-Maitland, forward Jessica Shufelt and goalkeeper Jessica Dulski will all be recognized.

In addition to the seniors, the women's soccer program will honor long-time CPIA counselor, John Miceli. Miceli retired in September after working with the program since 1988. Also, the Huskies will welcome previous women's soccer players for an alumni reunion on Sunday.

On Friday, the first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free UConn long sleeve shirt and the first 200 fans will receive a free pizza, while Sunday's game will feature an iPhone giveaway.