By Matt Barresi

Women’s Soccer: Huskies come up empty against touted foe

Women’s Soccer: Huskies come up empty against touted foe

Last year, UConn women’s soccer was the team to beat in the American as they dominated and remained a top 25 squad all season long. This season UCF has taken the torch from them and then some. Coming into last night’s contest the Knights (11-1-1) were No. 7 in the coach’s poll and No. 5 in RPI. Last night it showed.

Women’s Soccer: Spillane-to-Eveillard strikes twice as Huskies nab controversial win

Women’s Soccer: Spillane-to-Eveillard strikes twice as Huskies nab controversial win

Last time SMU (5-6-3) and UConn (5-6-3) got together it was here at Joseph J. Morrone for the 2016 American Conference Championship, a game UConn won 1-0 delivering them dual conference championships and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The time before that was when the Mustangs gave the Huskies their lone quasi-hiccup, a 0-0 double-overtime at SMU, in the conference regular season. Last year the two were fierce NCAA tournament teams.

Women’s Soccer: Eveillard Erupts?

Women’s Soccer: Eveillard Erupts?

Freshman Yamilee Eveillard has been paying dividends recently for the UConn women’s soccer, and got a starting nod over Kess Elmore at the top of Huskies’ formation. It’s somewhat of a new role for her

It was a decision that paid off. Eveillard scored two goals on the night, both times from midfielder Erin Spillane, while demonstrating skill and athleticism on both.

“Just getting forward, making dynamic runs, opening up for my teammates,” Eveillard said on keys to her goals.

Women’s Soccer: Happy to have Hofer

Women’s Soccer: Happy to have Hofer

In front of a reported crowd of 621, UConn women’s soccer played not only their first game of the conference portion of their schedule, but their first game of the 2017 season with senior transfer Courtney Hofer in goal.

It was a 1-0 loss, but head coach Len Tsantiris knows Hofer brings a lot to the table and she is in net to stay.

“Maturity. Experience. Composure. She’s a leader… we need someone like that,” Tsantiris said.