If the UConn Huskies women’s soccer team wants to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, they are going to need a defensive effort like they got on Friday night vs the Notre Fighting Irish.
The UConn women’s soccer defense held strong all night and took advantage of their opportunities. Goalkeeper Emily Armstrong and the back four in front of her didn’t let anything past them.
Standing in their way of a quarterfinal game is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, who beat the Huskies 2-0 earlier in the season.
Watch and/or listen below as UConn head coach Len Tsantiris, Rachel Hill and Armstrong talk about what they need to do to beat the Scarlet Knights.
Annie Wickett wasn’t even on the 22-man travel squad for the UConn Huskies women’s soccer team in 2014. In fact, she only saw action in one game last year.
But according to UConn women’s soccer head coach Len Tsantiris, Wickett worked very hard in the offseason and earned the starting job at left back.
During the season, Wickett had a few opportunities to score but could never get one past the opposing goalkeeper. That changed on in Sunday’s 5-0 win over the Siena Saints in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament when she scored on a shot from about 20 yards out.
After the game, Wickett along with her teammate Rachel Hill and Tsantiris talked about her first career goal.
UConn Huskies men’s soccer defender Andrew Geres got the Huskies on the scoreboard first against the USF Bulls on Saturday night on a goal off a pass from Kwame Awuah. UConn would go on to win the game 2-1 in overtime.
After the game, Geres talked about the goal and what he saw on the play.