Oct. 8, 2011
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 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.