Women's soccer dominates Blue Devils
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 23:09
Danielle Schulmann put UConn on the board only 6:07 into the game at Central Connecticut State University on Sunday afternoon and the Huskies never looked back, rolling to a dominant 4-1 victory. With the win over the Blue Devils, UConn improved to 4-2-1 on the season.
Schulmann’s afternoon was far from over. Four minutes later, she crossed the ball across the field, where junior midfielder Jennifer Skogerboe finished the play with a header, giving the Huskies the 2-0 advantage. The goal was Skogerboe’s third of the season.
The Blue Devils battled the Huskies to a stalemate for the rest of the first half and went into halftime with the two-goal deficit. They cut that in half three minutes into the second half, when Claire Welsh was able to get past UConn goalie Allison Saucier, a freshman.
With the score 2-1, Schulmann took over. The redshirt senior tacked on two more goals in the half to put the game out of reach and lock up the 4-1 Husky victory.
Schulmann now leads the team in points (20), goals (7) and assists (6). These numbers have already surpassed her team-leading totals of 15 points and seven goals from last season.
The dynamic forward has been an offensive sparkplug for the Huskies ever since she became eligible last season. She began her college career in Maryland in 2008 before transferring to Seton Hall, and ultimately transferred again to UConn. After sitting out the 2010 season due to NCAA eligibility rules, Schulmann has proven herself time and time again as a prolific offensive player.
The contest against CCSU was UConn’s final tune-up before commencing the critical conference games. The Huskies were chosen in a preseason coaches’ poll to finish sixth in the Big East, but will begin their quest to win the conference on Thursday night at Syracuse.