STORRS, Conn. (August 17, 2008) – The University of Connecticut women's soccer team beat Boston College today 2-1 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in an exhibition match. The Huskies scored two goals within four minutes of each other to close out the first half with a 2-0 lead. Boston College cut the lead in half 20 minutes into the second half but were unable to get any closer as the Huskies defended the Eagles second half attack.
Boston College had an opportunity to take an early lead 7:10 into the game but an offsides penalty negated what could have been their first goal. UConn's first goal came with 6:51 remaining in the first half. Elise Fugowski (Stockholm, N.J.) looped a pass over two Boston College defenders to Sarah Stanczyk (Grosse Point, Mich.) who powered a shot to the top-left corner of the goal just barely getting by the outstretched hands of BC goalie Sarah Buonomo.
Less than four minutes later, on a cross from the right from Brittany Tegeler (Baldwin, Md.), Fugowski found herself with another goal scoring opportunity. Fugowski's shot found the lower left corner of the goal to put the Huskies up 2-0 right before the half.
Boston College came out firing in the second half as they outshot the Huskies 13-2. But only one of the shots made it into the goal. Kelly Henderson took a shot on goal that hit the post drawing goalie Jessica Dulski out of place. Julia Bouchelle took advantage of the Dulski's misplacement striking the ball into an almost open net. But that was as close as BC got as UConn won the game, 2-1 in regulation.
The Huskies will begin their regular season at home Monday, August 25 against Central Connecticut with a game time start of 7:00 p.m.