Sept. 28, 2010
STORRS, Conn. -
For the fourth straight contest, the Huskies' shutout their opponent as the No. 4/3 UConn men's soccer team blanked No. 9/15 Boston College 2-0 on a rainy Tuesday night at Morrone Stadium.
With the victory, UConn remains unbeaten at 7-0-1 on the year, while Boston College picks up its second straight loss to fall to 4-2-2. This is the first time since 1998 in which UConn has begun a season without a loss in its first eight contests.
Despite the poor weather conditions, the Huskies came out strong and battled the Eagles in the physical 90-minute non-conference match. After a scoreless first half, UConn's Carlos Alvarez scored the Huskies' eventual game winner in the 54th minute as he chipped in the rebound off of a Tony Cascio shot, which hit the post and came back into play. For the sophomore forward, it was his third goal of the season and his fifth multiple-point effort on the year.
Alvarez added an assist in the 68th minute as he and fellow sophomore Stephane Diop finished on a give-and-go play in the middle of the 18-yard box. It was Diop's fifth goal of the season, while Alvarez recorded his team-leading ninth assist.
UConn outshot the Eagles 19-11 on the night, including a 10-6 clip in the first half. Josh Ford finished with three saves in net for the Huskies as he picked up his fifth shutout of the year. For the Huskies, it was their sixth blanking of an opponent in 2010 as UConn has outscored its challenger 13-0 in its last four contests. On the year, UConn has outscored its opponent 25-2.
Justin Luthy allowed two goals and made 11 stops in net for Boston College. Kyle Bekker led the Eagles with four shots on the night.
UConn will head to Milwaukee, Wisc. this weekend as the Huskies take on Marquette in their first BIG EAST Conference road game. The Golden Eagles will host the Huskies on Friday, Oct. 1 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) at Valley Fields.