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No. 1 Men's Soccer Sets New UConn Shutout Record

UConn has set a new program record with nine-straight shutouts.

Oct. 8, 2011

Box Score

STORRS, Conn. - The No. 1 UConn men's soccer program traveled to South Bend, Ind. and battled No. 11 Notre Dame to a 0-0 draw. The Huskies set a new UConn record with their ninth consecutive shutout dating back to September 9. UConn now stands at 11-0-1 (2-0-1 BIG EAST) while UND becomes 5-2-4 (1-1-1 BIG EAST).

Connecticut was outshot for the first time since defeating Louisville, 1-0, in double overtime on Saturday, October 1. After today's contest, the Huskies have now faced five teams in the top-15. Connecticut has also battled seven teams already that competed in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

Freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake made a season-high nine saves on the day. Blake has now gone over 880 minutes without allowing a goal. With nine straight shutouts, the Huskies stand just two away from equaling the NCAA record of 11-straight games without allowing a goal. Connecticut surpassed the previous UConn record of nine-straight shutouts set in 2009 led by all-time great Josh Ford ('11) in net.

Blake came up huge for Connecticut in the 36th minute, stopping two point-blank shots from within the box in rapid succession.

Senior Tony Cascio was dangerous for the Huskies in the scoreless draw. He finished the day with four shots with a pair going just wide in the 12th and 48th minutes.

The Huskies generated three shots in the two overtime sessions but Cascio was denied by Notre Dame keeper Will Walsh and Nickardo Blake and Mamadou Doudou Diouf both failed to hit the target.

The Huskies will continue to face NCAA opposition on Wednesday when Providence comes to Storrs at 7:30 p.m. The Friars hosted the NCAA First Round but fell in the following round.