Oct. 24, 2004
STORRS, CT (October 24, 2004) - Senior forward Kristen Graczyk scored the lone goal of the game and the UConn defense continued to shut down opposing offenses as the University of Connecticut women's soccer team topped intrastate foe Sacred Heart, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies are now 14-5-0 (8-2-0 BIG EAST) and have shutout their last seven opponents during their nine-game win streak. Sacred Heart fell to 7-7-2 overall (5-1-2 NEC).
UConn dominated the game, only allowing the Pioneers three shots. Jasmine Urbas tallied the lone shot on goal for Sacred Heart that was stopped by keeper Megan Jessee. The junior has now held Husky opponents scoreless during her last 708:14 played. Her seven straight shutouts tie for the second-longest consecutive shutout streak in school history. Jen Traw holds the record with nine consecutive games.
In the first half, the Huskies out-shot Sacred Heart 6-1, with two shots on goal. Graczyk scored at 24:28 to give UConn a 1-0 lead which is all the Huskies would need for the win. Junior Jennifer Sullivan passed the ball to Graczyk, who was positioned in front of the net. Graczyk then fired the ball past diving Pioneer keeper Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) for her eighth goal of the season.
For the game, UConn had an 11-3 advantage in shots. The Huskies also had seven corner kicks to the Pioneers' four. The two teams were each called for six fouls.
The Pioneers will close out the regular season on next Sunday, October 31st when they travel to Fairleigh Dickinson for a 1:00 pm start.