UConn women's soccer defeats Boston College
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 00:08
After losing their first two games of the season, the UConn women’s soccer team found their first win of the season at Boston College Wednesday night, defeating the Eagles 1-0.
The Huskies (1-2-0) scored at the 51st minute on a shot by freshman midfielder Rachel Hill. It was the first goal of her collegiate career, though she scored once previously in UConn’s 2-1 exhibition game victory over UMass earlier in August.
Despite the Eagles (1-2-0) outshooting the Huskies 13-8, freshman goalkeeper Emily Armstrong’s four saves kept UConn in the game. Both teams had four shots on goal.
Boston College started their offensive pressure early in the game, getting off four shots in the first five minute of play. UConn were able to contain the Eagles’ efforts, however, and held the game scoreless through the first half.
Six minutes into the second half, a pass down the field by junior defender Gabrielle Charno to Hill resulted in the only goal of the game as the Huskies took the lead. Charno was credited with the assist, the first of her collegiate career.
Even after taking five more shots in the second half while UConn could only muster two, Boston College still could not break through the Huskies’ defense and score.
For the Huskies, one fortuitous break gave them the win in a game dominated by the Eagles’offense.
UConn’s season continues when they return home to play Central Connecticut State University at Morrone Stadium at 1 p.m. on Sunday.