Sept. 7, 2010
STORRS, Conn. -
For the second consecutive game, freshman Mamadou Doudou Diouf scored two goals to lead No. 6/10 UConn over Manhattan 6-0 on Tuesday night at Morrone Stadium.
With the win, UConn improves 3-0-0 on the year, while Manhattan drops to 0-2-0 to begin the 2010 regular season.
After being named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the opening week of play, Diouf came out and recorded his second straight multiple-point effort, scoring two goals and adding an assist on the eventual game-winner. Stephane Diop recorded three points on the night as he recorded one goal and one assist as well.
UConn took a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest as Diop scored his first goal of the season as Diouf redirected a cross from senior Shawn Nicklaw to Diop by the near post. The sophomore connected on the pass to give UConn a quick advantage.
Diop returned the favor in the 28th minute as he and Diouf perfected a give-and-go play as the freshman forward dished off to Diop on his left, who then one-timed a pass in the middle of the goal box where he found Diouf cutting through the defense to score his fourth goal of the season.
Diouf scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year in the 43rd minute of play to extend UConn's lead to 3-0.
In the second half, UConn tallied three more goals to take a dominating 6-0 advantage as senior Alan Ponce assisted on all three. Carlos Alvarez picked up his first goal of the year and his fifth point of the season in the 46th minute as he placed the ball into the back of the net past a diving Christopher Lands.
Freshman Andrew Jean-Baptiste
scored his first career goal in the 62nd minute to give UConn a 5-0 lead as he headed the ball off a corner kick by sophomore Max Wasserman
. Sean Weir
also recorded his first career goal as he drilled a shot from inside the 18-yard box off of a Ponce corner kick.
Josh Ford and Matt Sangeloty both saw time in goal for the Huskies as they each recorded one save. UConn outshot the Jaspers 25-4 on the night, including a 13-0 edge in the first half. Manhattan's first shot on the night came in the 52nd minute of play as Ford made a leaping save off a Jaspers' free kick from just outside the 18-yard box.
Manhattan's Lands gave up five goals, while making two stops. Christopher Todd played 22:50 in net for the Jaspers and allowed one goal as he picked up one save.
UConn will host No. 15/6 Harvard on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies will honor the 2000 Men's Soccer NCAA National Championship Team at halftime as part of the 2000 Championship Team Reunion weekend.