STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s soccer team closes out the regular season against Temple on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The Huskies (6-8-3, 4-4-0 American) will celebrate Senior Night and honor their five seniors prior to the match.
Tanya Altrui, Danielle Gottwik, Courtney Hofer, Faith McCarthy and Sabrina Toole have been a part of three NCAA Tournament appearances, two American Athletic Conference regular season titles (2015, 2016) and a pair of American Athletic Conference Tournament championships (2014, 2016) during their tenure at UConn.
Though it will be the final game at Morrone Stadium for the senior class, it will not be the final game of the season. The Huskies locked up a spot in the six-team American Athletic Conference Championship with a 4-4 record. Following the results of Friday’s tilt, the Huskies have the ability to finish in as high as third or as low as sixth in the conference standings. The Championship will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1 with location, matchup and game time still to be determined.
UConn enters Friday’s match after a tough weekend in Florida against the top-two teams in the conference. The Huskies fought but fell at No. 7 UCF, 2-0, and USF, 2-1. The team looks to rebound against the Owls (6-9-2, 2-5-1 American), a team that sits in eighth place and will play their final game of the season against the Huskies.
All-time the Huskies are 4-0 against Temple since both the teams joined The American in 2013. Last season, UConn escaped Philadelphia with a 1-0 triumph against the Owls thanks to a Stephanie Ribeiro penalty kick in the 75th minute. Emily Armstrong earned the shutout with four saves made in the contest.
Next up, the Huskies head to either UCF or USF for the conference tournament. UConn has won the American Athletic Conference tournament twice in the past three years.