WASHINGTON, D.C. – Playing Georgetown for the first time since 2012, the UConn men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to the Hoyas on hot Saturday afternoon at Shaw Field in Washington, D.C. With the setback, Connecticut drops to 3-2-0, while the Hoyas improve to 1-4-0.
Saturday’s tilt marked the 27th meeting between the two programs in a series that dates back to 1991. The meeting was the first since the two programs competed in Washington, D.C. in 2012 as members of the former Big East conference.
Brian Campbell put the Hoyas up, 1-0, with 41:09 gone by in the match when he scored his first goal of the season.
Redshirt-junior Scott Levene (Stamford, Conn.) took the loss in net despite recording a season-best six saves. His counterpart JT Marcinkowski picked up the victory, stopping three Husky shots.
Connecticut had the game’s first chance in the 10th minute, when Dylan Greenberg (Dix Hills, N.Y.) fired a left-footed shot over the bar. Five minutes later, the team earned the match’s first corner kick of the game with Kwame Awuah’s (Toronto, Ont.) inswinging attempt finding the head of Jacob Hauser-Ramsey, who pushed his attempt wide of the left post.
Freshman Niko Petridis (Norwalk, Conn.) got an excellent look in the 31st minute, ripping a shot toward the cage that bounced off the crossbar and was cleared off the line.
Levene thwarted a Hoya opportunity in the 53rd minute, grabbing his second save of the match, stopping a one-timer off the foot of Arun Basuljevic.
The Huskies put back-to-back shots on goal in the 76th minute but were turned away by the Marcinkowski between the pipes.
Connecticut continues its two-game road trip on Tuesday, Sept. 13 when it heads to South Bend, Ind. to challenge No. 1 Notre Dame. A full match preview will be available on uconnhuskies.com on Monday.