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    - The No. 3 University of Connecticut men's soccer team improved to 2-0-1 on the season after a non-conference 1-0 victory over Stony Brook on Wednesday night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

     

    At 74:40, the Huskies went ahead 1-0 as the ball was placed in front of the Stony Brook net and was deflected past Seawolves goaltender, Dawid Ditrich, by teammate Aaron Woodruff, causing an own goal situation.

     

    The goal was enough as the Huskies and Seawolves battled throughout the game, using a great defensive effort on both sides of the field.

     

    The Huskies had an early shot advantage, leading the visiting team 11-2 in the first period. UConn came close to scoring first as a corner kick by Akeem Priestley (Kingston, Jamaica) was mishandled by Ditrich and put onto the foot of O'Brian White (Scarborough, Ont.). With his back to the net, White tapped the ball over his shoulder and just before reaching the goal, the Stony Brook defense moved into the box to block the ball over the net and out of play.

     

    Both teams played solid defense throughout the game as UConn's front line moved the ball well and out-shot Stony Brook 19-7 on the night.

     

    Ditrich ended the game with nine saves and one goal allowed as UConn's Josh Ford (Liverpool, N.Y.) picked up three saves in his second shutout of the season and 16th of his career.

     

    Connecticut returns to action Saturday, Sept. 6 against Boston University at 7:00 p.m. in Morrone Stadium. The Terriers are 0-2-0 after losing to both No. 2 Boston College and UMass Amherst.

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