Women's Soccer - Game Preview

Sept. 21, 2004

Connecticut (3-4, 0-1 BIG EAST): The Huskies hit the road after a two-game home stretch against the Providence Friars with a 3-4 overall record. Connecticut is ranked third on the NSCAA Northeast regional rankings as of September 14, 2004. BIG EAST rival Notre Dame, shutout the Huskies 1-0 in their first conference game of the season on September 17. Notre Dame outshot the Huskies 18-8, and held the advantage on corner kicks, 4-1. The Huskies are led by senior Kristen Graczyk, the 2004 BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, with seven points on the season (2 goals, 3 assists). Graczyk is ranked ninth in the BIG EAST averaging three shots per game (21 total). Junior Megan Jessee leads the Huskies with 36 total saves, and is ranked third in the BIG EAST averaging 5.14 saves per game. Jessee has a .818 save percentage on the season.

Providence College (3-4, 0-1 BIG EAST): The Providence College women's soccer team hosts the Connecticut Huskies in BIG EAST action on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at Glay Field in Providence, R.I. Both programs enter into the game with identical records, 3-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference. The Friars are led by senior BriAnne Bruni (Bristol, Conn.) with 10 points on the season. Bruni is tied for second in the BIG EAST with five goals on the season, averaging 0.71 goals per game. Freshman Laura Elfers (Deer Park, N.Y.) is ranked fourth in the BIG EAST with 32 saves, and second averaging 5.33 saves per game.

Connecticut holds a 1-21 all-time record versus Providence, with the Friars' only win dating back to November 6, 1993 in Providence, R.I. The Friars shutout the Huskies, 1-0.



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