Now, two decades removed from her time playing in a Huskies uniform, she’s still donning blue and white. However, this time she’s wearing them as the head coach.
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.
The Huskies (2-4-3) applied pressure early and often. Less than two minutes in, Junior Vivien Beil narrowly missed a goal, ripping a strike from 25 yards out that hit the crossbar. It was one of UConn’s five shots in in the first five minutes, with nothing to show for it, that would set the tone for the rest of game.
The UConn women’s soccer team (2-4-3) concluded the nonconference portion of their schedule with their 1-1 draw to Colorado College in overtime on Sunday at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
Finishing with a sub .500 record is uncommon for the Huskies. The last time was the 2011-2012 season, when UConn was still a member of the Big East. That season, they defeated Colgate, Wake Forest, and lost to Northeastern, Wake Forest, Harvard and West Virginia, finishing 3-4
After tying Syracuse 1-1 on Monday in New York and playing at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium for the first time this season, the UConn women’s soccer team was defeated by Yale 1-0 on Friday.