Women's Soccer To Host No. 4/5 Notre Dame On Friday at 4:30

    Freshman Devin Prendergast has been in the heart of the action the past three games, earning a starting spot at center midfield.

    Freshman Devin Prendergast has been in the heart of the action the past three games, earning a starting spot at center midfield.

    Oct. 14, 2010

    Due to the "First Night" basketball activities that are being held on Friday night at Gampel Pavilion, patrons who plan on attending the women's soccer game vs. Notre Dame at 4:30 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium are asked to exit the stadium heading towards Separatist Road. Stadium Road will be closed leading up to Gampel Pavilion. The Division of Athletics appreciates your cooperation.

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    The UConn women's soccer team is set to face long-time rival and No. 4/5 Notre Dame on Friday, October 15 at 4:30 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Admission to the game is FREE for all UConn students and the first 200 fans receive FREE UConn gloves.

    UConn comes into the game with a 7-6-2 mark including a 3-3-1 record in BIG EAST action. Connecticut currently sits in third place in the BIG EAST American Division. No. 4/5 Notre Dame owns a 13-1 record with an unblemished 7-0-0 mark in BIG EAST play. The Fighting Irish are currently in first place in the BIG EAST National Division and have clinched a spot in the BIG EAST Tournament.

    Notre Dame holds the advantage in the all-time series with a 4-20-3 edge. The two teams have battled in the BIG EAST Final on nine occasions with Notre Dame earning the victory eight times. UConn defeated the Fighting Irish in the 2004 BIG EAST Final, 2-1. The most historic victory for UConn over Notre Dame came in the 1997 NCAA Tournament. The Huskies advanced to the NCAA Final by defeating Notre Dame, 2-0, in the NCAA Semifinals.

    In its last contest, UConn defeated USF, 3-0, at Morrone Stadium on Sunday, October 10. Senior Elise Fugowski (Stockholm, N.J.) put home a goal and an assist with sophomore Linda Ruutu (Espoo, Finland) scoring the game-winning goal late in the first half. The Huskies have alternated wins and losses over the last six contests and look to earn consecutive victories for the first time since defeating Yale and Central Connecticut on September 9 and 12.

    UConn has been led by graduate student Angelika Johansson (Falkenberg, Sweden) over the past five contests. Johansson has tallied five goals in as many games and now leads the team with six scores on the season. Junior forward Jessica Shufelt (Rochester, N.Y.) leads the team with 13 points and ranks second with five goals scored. Junior goalkeeper Jessica Dulski (Pittsford, N.Y.) has been the starter for all 15 games this season, recording a 0.99 goals against average and a .795 save percentage.

    The Fighting Irish recently defeated Rutgers, 3-2, and Seton Hall, 2-1, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame has been ranked in the top-10 for the entire season and comes into the game ranked No 4 and No. 5 in the NSCAA/Hendricks Cars and Soccer America Polls, respectively. The Irish have been led by preseason All-American and Herman Trophy Watch List Candidate Melissa Henderson. Henderson leads the Irish and the BIG EAST with 12 goals and 31 points. Henderson also stands at second in the BIG EAST with seven assists.

    For ticket information, please call the UConn ticket office at 860-486-2724 or toll free at 1-877-AT-UCONN.