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Huskies Set for NCAA Second Round

Nov. 17, 2016

Game Info

NCAA Second Round – UConn vs. Auburn

Date & Time

Friday, Nov. 18 | 3 p.m.

Venue

Donald R. Dizney Stadium

Location

Gainesville, Fla.

Live Stats

Stat Broadcast

Video

SEC Network +

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After defeating Albany in its 31st NCAA tournament debut, the No. 13 UConn women’s soccer team will square off against No. 16 Auburn in the NCAA Second Round on Friday, Nov. 18 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

The Huskies advanced to the second round after claiming a 4-2 victory over the Great Danes at home at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Four different Huskies notched goals in the first round game, including seniors Maddie Damm (North Kingstown, R.I.), Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) and Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) and freshman Alexa Casimiro (Prospect, Conn.).

The 2016 American Athletic Conference Champions, the Huskies are 19-2-1 overall headed into Friday’s match-up. UConn is riding a nine-game winning streak and a 15-game unbeaten streak with the team’s last loss coming on Sept. 8 to Florida State.

UCONN LEADERS
1. Stephanie Ribeiro – 55 points (21g, 13a)
2. Rachel Hill – 38 points (16g, 6a)
3. Maddie Damm – 6 points (2g, 2a)

The Huskies hold a 13-2-1 record in second round games. A win on Friday would send UConn to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the 10th time in program history.

UConn’s leading scorer, Ribeiro currently leads the nation in total points (55) and game-winning goals (11). She is also currently tied for first in total goals (21) and total assists (13). Her impressive season has helped her jump to the top of single-season highs in the UConn record book. 

She is currently tied for fifth for most points and third for most goals earned in a single season. Her 21 goals also leave her tied for the most goals scored by a senior in program history. All of the record holders who sit above Ribeiro precede 1998.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS 

No. 16 Auburn will make its ninth overall and third consecutive NCAA Second Round appearance Friday after it defeated South Alabama 4-0 in the first round, which marked the most goals scored in the NCAA tournament in program history. Brooke Ramsier headed the Tiger offense, recording a career-best five points against South Alabama that included two goals and one assist.  

The Tigers are 15-6-0 overall as they enter the match against the Huskies. Auburn went 9-2 in SEC games to earn a trip to the conference tournament, where the Tigers were knocked out in the semifinals against Arkansas. 

AUBURN LEADERS
1. Kristen Dodson – 32 points (11g, 10a)
2. Casie Ramsier – 28 points (12g, 4a)
3. Brooke Ramsier – 23 points (6g, 11a)

Friday marks the first meeting between the Tigers and the Huskies. UConn did not meet any SEC teams during the regular season nor did Auburn face any American Athletic Conference opponents. UConn has not played an SEC team since 2005 when it played tournament host, Florida.

UP NEXT…

The winner of Friday’s contest will advance to the third round on Sunday, Nov. 20 where they will meet the victor of Wisconsin vs. Florida at 2 p.m.


 

 

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