August 19, 2012
Tied twice, UConn wins 4-2
STORRS, Conn. – Junior Jennifer Skogerboe scored twice to lead the University of Connecticut to a 4-2 win over Vermont at Morrone Stadium Sunday afternoon. Danielle Schulmann and freshman Samantha McGuire also scored for the Huskies.
|Jennifer Skogerboe scored two goals to lead UConn to a 4-2 win over Vermont
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UVM struck first in the 6th minute as Bre Pletnick took a pass from Alexandra Dezenzo and found the back of the net, but UConn answered in the 32nd minute as Andrea Plucenik found Skogerboe and she did the rest from four yards out to knot the score at one a piece.
The Huskies took the lead for the first time in the 39th minute as Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtocket, R.I.) crossed to an open Schulmann who scored from 10 yards out to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead at the half.
UVM tied the game at 2 in the 69th minute, as Midori Eckenstein fired a shot by UConn goalkeeper Allison Saucier, but the game was not tied for long. Just nine seconds later, UConn took the lead for good as chulmann took the kickoff and passed to McGuire, who then did the rest of the work and fired from 12 yards out to beat UVM goalkeeper Ally Ramos for her first career goal and the game-winner.
“We bounced back. You can very easily start questioning yourself but we answered right away and we overcame everything and that’s a good sign right now,” said UConn Head Coach Len Tsantiris.
UConn added their fourth goal of the game 26 seconds later to cap off a wild 40-second stretch. Riley Houle passed to Schulmann, who then dished to Skogerboe in the middle of the box, and she scored her second goal of the game to give UConn the 4-2 lead that would hold up the rest of the way.
“The second part of the first half we were the team that we’re supposed to be. Unfortunately we should have had the goals, but sometimes you don’t get the goals. We took a lot of shots, which is good. We had opportunities and we got the goals. Things are going to happen and it’s very early right now but the main ingredient is there,” said Tsantiris.
The Huskies outshot UVM 11-1 in the first half, and tallied an incredible 29 total shots for the game. UVM took only three shots, but managed to score on two of them to stay in the game.