Oct. 30, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 5 men's soccer team ended the regular season with a 1-0 defeat at Seton Hall on Sunday night. The Huskies dropped to 14-2-2 (5-2-2 BIG EAST) while Seton Hall improves to 5-10-2 (1-7-0 BIG EAST). The Huskies dropped to third place in the BIG EAST Blue Division and will host DePaul in the BIG EAST First Round with a time and date to be determined.
Connecticut ends the regular season with two losses for the second straight year after finishing the 2010 regular season at 11-2-4, before defeating DePaul in the BIG EAST First Round and falling in penalty kicks in both the BIG EAST Quarterfinals and NCAA Tournament for a 12-2-6 mark.
Sunday's contest was the second major upset for Seton Hall this season after the Pirates held No. 1 Maryland to a 0-0 draw in South Orange, N.J. back on September 20.
The two teams played on Sunday night after having the game postponed from Saturday afternoon due to the snow storm that hit the Northeast.
Seton Hall put home the lone goal in the 20th minute on Kai Greene's first goal of the season. After a Connecticut turnover in its defensive third, Greene finished in the top-left corner after a pass from Max Garcia.
The Huskies generated chances immediately after the goal with headers from Mamadou Doudou Diouf and Nickardo Blake in the 24th minute that were saved and went high, respectively. Diouf had another header for UConn in the 35th minute that went wide right.
Seton Hall held a 5-4 edge in total shots and a 2-1 edge in shots on goal after the first 45 minutes.
The Huskies took 11 shots in the second half with three on frame but failed to beat SHU goalkeeper Anthony Reichwaldt. The two teams finished even in shots, 15-15. Connecticut closed the game with a 5-3 edge in corners.