UConn WSOC - 2016 NCAA Tournament

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    As expected, Memphis and SMU also made the tournament for a total of three AAC teams.

    Looks like after the opening round (assuming UConn wins) that UConn will be heading to Gainesville for possible games against Auburn and Florida.
     
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    Women's soccer writer Chris Henderson has an article out on his reaction to the NCAA women's soccer bracket. Here's what he has to say about the Huskies:

    UConn lost out on a national seed despite winning the AAC title and AAC Tournament, but things could have been far worse for the Huskies, as they’ve ended up in a quadrant that looks quite inviting on paper. If they can brush aside Albany, the likes of Auburn and Florida, though seeded, have both had defensive issues this season. The Tigers come into the NCAAs having shipped ten goals in six games, while Florida has also had some defensive issues intermittently. That could be music to the ears of a team with Stephanie Ribeiro and Rachel Hill ruling the roost in attack.

    2016 D1 Women's Soccer Tournament Bracket and Rapid Reaction
     
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    Albany game. UConn takes a very early 1-0 lead on a goal that was not scored by either Ribeiro or Hill. Alexa Casimiro nets her second goal of the year. So she joins Ribeiro and Hill as the Huskies only multi goal scorers on the year.
     
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    Ribeiro quickly follows with her 21st goal to make it 2-0 UConn.
     
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    2-1 halftime.....
     
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    Gooooooooooooooooooooalll Rachel Hill. 3-1 dogs....
     
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    4-1 UConn late in the second half. Maddie Damm with her second goal of the season.
     
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    Albany picks up a late goal. Final score 4-2 for a Husky win. UConn to play Auburn next Friday in round two of the NCAA tournament.
     
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    Women's soccer analyst Chris Henderson's on the Gainesville regional:

    Previewing Round 2 of the D1 Women's Soccer Tournament

    His brief writeup on the Huskies:

    "UConn is probably the strongest unseeded team in the competition and got tossed into a regional that is more than doable if they’re clicking on all cylinders. At the same time, they’re a pretty ordinary team beyond their two forwards, and that tends to catch up to teams at this time of year."


    I'm inclined to agree with this, although I would throw goalkeeper Emily Armstrong in with Hill and Ribeiro as the strength of the team. At any rate, Hill, Ribeiro, and Armstrong are going to need plenty of help from the rest of the Huskies to advance beyond this weekend.
     
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    Maddie Damm scores in the opening minute for UConn to make it 1-0. Auburn quickly ties it up to make it 1-1.
     
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    Late in the first half Auburn scores off a corner kick to make it 2-1 in favor of the Tigers. UConn has had trouble defending corners all season.
     
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    Big trouble, Auburn follows it up with another goal to make it 3-1.
     
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    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    This is pretty much hopeless at this point. 11 minutes left, down 4 -1, and Auburn content with absorbing the pressure. We can't seem to get quality abide into the forwards either.

    Let's hope for a miracle...
     
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    Bad afternoon all around...

     
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    Yeah, tough indeed.

    I want to take this chance to congratulate both the women's soccer and field hockey teams on great seasons. They made Husky Nation very proud...
     
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    I can't say I was terribly surprised with women's soccer losing today, as they won several games during the year while being outplayed on the field during AAC games. Luck like that doesn't last forever, especially against seeded teams in the NCAA tournament. From watching and following this team all season I never really thought the team would go deep into the tournament. Still, the combination of Ribeiro and Hill and their scoring exploits and having Armstrong in goal made for a memorable year, and the team winning both the regular season and conference tournament championships is certainly what we look for. As for next year, without Hill, Ribeiro and Armstrong, this team looks like it is in for a major rebuilding job.
     
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    Against the 3 Power 5 teams they played this year in 22 games, they lost by a combined score 9-1. Pretty telling. Feasted on unranked regional and AAC teams. Got manhandled vs the good teams. I believe that's what we call a mid major,
     
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