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No. 1 Seeded UConn Faces No. 4 USF in AAC Semis

Nov. 3, 2016

Game Info

American Athletic Conference Semifinals

Date & Time

Friday, Nov. 4 | 7 p.m.

Venue

Joseph J. Morrone

Location

Storrs, Conn.

Live Stats

Stat Broadcast

Video

American Digital Network

 

STORRS, Conn. – The No. 1 seeded UConn women’s soccer team will make its fourth American Athletic Conference postseason appearance Friday, Nov. 4 against the No. 4 seeded USF in the semifinals at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

The Huskies finished atop the AAC regular season standings to punch an automatic ticket to the conference semifinals and earn home field advantage. This year marks the program’s fifth consecutive postseason appearance overall as the Huskies made the Big East Tournament in 2012 prior to joining the American.

UCONN LEADERS
1. Stephanie Ribeiro – 50 points (19g, 12a)
2. Rachel Hill – 31 points (13g, 5a)
3. Maddie Damm – 4 points (1g, 2a)

UConn claimed its second consecutive regular season title after defeating East Carolina 2-1 on the road in its last match of the 2016 regular season. Senior Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) scored both goals for UConn in Sunday’s win against the Pirates. She currently leads the nation in total points (50) and game-winning goals (11) and is tied for the No. 1 spot in total goals (19).

The Huskies and the Bulls have not met in the AAC postseason since the 2014 championship game when UConn defeated USF 3-2 in penalty kicks.

SCOUTING THE BULLS
Record: 12-3-2, 4-3-2 AAC
The Series: Tied 6-6-2
Last Time Out: Oct. 16, 2016 | Storrs, Conn. | UConn wins 3-1

USF outlasted Cincinnati in the first round of the tournament Wednesday, advancing past the Bearcats 4-3 in penalty kicks after playing 110 scoreless minutes. Leticia Skeete scored the game-winning penalty kick to send the Bulls to the semifinals and Haley Johnson stopped two shots during the shootout.

USF LEADERS
1. Evelyne Viens – 36 points (16g, 4a)
2. Andrea Hauksdottir – 12 points (5g, 2a)
3. Leticia Skeete – 11 points (4g, 3a)

USF finished the 2016 regular season 12-3-1 overall and collected a 4-3-2 conference record. After starting the season on eight game win streak, USF recorded its first loss of the season in its conference debut against SMU. The Bulls dropped two other conference decisions to Memphis and UConn.

The Bulls and the Huskies met earlier this season at Morrone Stadium. UConn walked away with a 3-1 victory over USF on Oct. 16 during the regular season. Ribeiro put up five points (2g, 1a) against the Bulls during the regular season, while junior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) had a goal and an assist and sophomore Heidi Druehl (Stamford, Conn.) had two assists.

UP NEXT…

UConn and USF will battle for a spot in the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship final on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. where they will face the winner of Memphis and SMU, who play prior to UConn and USF on Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m.


 

 

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