STORRS, Conn. – Two early Huskies goals doomed the Brown women's soccer team on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to UConn at Joseph J. Morone Field. The Bears drop to 3-3-0 while UConn, who dropped a tough 3-2 decision to No. 5 Florida State on Thursday, improves to 7-2-1 this season.
Goalkeeper Mallory Yant (Fenton, Mo.) shined for the Bears on Sunday as she made eight saves before yielding to Rylee Shumway, who stopped four shots in her collegiate debut. Allison Saucier and Emily Armstrong each took a half of debut for the Huskies, with Saucier recording the win to improve to 5-0-0.
A relentless UConn attack uncorked 30 total shots on Sunday, with 14 of those bids going in on goal against the duo of Yant and Shumway. Samantha McGuire got the hosts on the board in the 17th minute as her shot from the top of the box found its way just inside the far post to give UConn a 1-0 lead.
The Huskies continued to pressure the Brown goal and eventually added an insurance marker in the 34th minute on Julie Hubbard's first goal of the season. Hubbard took a slick chip from Andrea Plucenik and buried her point-blank opportunity past Yant to make it a 2-0 contest.
Looking to mount a rally, the Bears weren't able to mount any good looks at the Huskies goal despite landing two shots on target in the second half. Sophomore Sydney Calas (Bethesda, Md.) and freshman Annaly Ferrell (Tulsa, Okla.) recorded the lone two Brown shots on goal.
Shumway, the freshman goalkeeper from Los Angeles, entered the game with 15 minutes to play and stopped four shots in her first action of the season. The Huskies outshot the Bears by a 30-10 mark and held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Brown returns to action on Wednesday, hosting Sacred Heart on Stevenson Field beginning at 7 p.m.