Oct. 19, 2012
Come cheer on the UConn women’s soccer team in their final regular-season home match on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Providence Friars at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies will honor their eight seniors prior to the start of the game. The game will be broadcasted live on WHUS at WHUS.org or locally on 91.7 FM.
LAST OUTING: The Huskies are now 7-7-2 and 3-5-1 in the BIG EAST after falling 2-1 on the road to Pitt last Thursday. Despite outshooting the Panthers 22-7, the Huskies fell 2-1 with all three goals coming in the final 12 minutes of action. Sophomore mid Riley Houle evened the game at 1-1 with five minutes remaining but the Panthers were able to find a game-winner against Husky keeper Jess Montrose.
UCONN & PROVIDENCE: The Huskies have been stellar against Providence owning a 27-2-1 all-time record but the Friars defeated Connecticut in the final 2011 regular season game to end UConn’s season. It was the first time in program history the Huskies did not reach the postseason. This week’s game holds the same magnitude as both squads are vying for the American Division’s No. 4 seat.
SCOUTING PC: The Friars come into Morrone Stadium with an 8-8-1 record and are 3-6-0 in league action and are led by Catherine Zimmerman who has only played in 10 of PC’s 17 games. Zimmerman has 15 points on seven goals and an assist, while 11 other Providence teammates have recorded points this season.
SALUTING EIGHT SENIORS: The Huskies will be saluting eight seniors on Saturday evening that will be playing in their final regular season contest at Morrone Stadium in UConn garb. The seniors include co-captain defenders Danielle Dakin and Karen Gurnon , leading scorer Danielle Schulmann, Linda Ruutu, Georgie Giddings, Michelle Baj, Amanda Carvalho and Hillary Lackman.
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 498-170-50. 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.
DYNAMIC FRESHMEN: The Husky freshmen have been outstanding as they have combined for 31 of UConn’s 86 points totaling 13 goals and five assists. Andrea Plucenik leads the way with 11 points on five goals and an assist, while Sam McGuire (4 g, 1 a) and Stephanie Ribeiro (3 g, 3 a) each have seven points. Miranda Tarpey registered her first collegiate goal against Syracuse.
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.
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