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STORRS, Conn. – In pursuit of his 18th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 19 seasons, the UConn men’s soccer head coach Ray Reid released the Huskies’ 18-match 2016 regular season schedule on Tuesday.
Connecticut, which finished the 2015 campaign with a 10-6-6 overall mark, will face seven teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament a season ago. 11 of UConn’s 18 opponents finished with a winning record, while eight programs reached the 10-win plateau.
Reid, who is set to enter his 20th season at the helm of the Connecticut program, has a head coach record of 414-109-70, which ranks No. 2 in the nation in overall winning percentage among all NCAA active head coaches.
The team kicks off a two-match preseason slate against UMass on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at 7 p.m. before a 7 p.m. tilt with former Big East rival Rutgers on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
Connecticut opens regular season action on Friday, Aug. 26 when it welcomes Iona to Morrone Stadium for a 7 p.m. tilt. The Huskies sport a 2-0-2 all-time record against the Gaels in a series dating back to 1995. Two days later, the Huskies host Nebraska-Omaha on their home pitch at 7 p.m. before rounding out a four-match homestand with a showdowns against Louisville (Sept. 2) and Cornell (Sept. 5).
The Huskies’ first road match of the season comes against Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Hoyas, which finished the season at No. 7 in the RPI, reached the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament before falling to Boston College in penalty kicks. The match will mark the 27th meeting between the two programs in a series that began in 1990.
Next up, UConn travels to South Bend, Ind. for a match at Notre Dame on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Huskies are 11-8-3 all-time against the Fighting Irish in a series dating back to 1986.
Connecticut returns home to host Loyola (Md.) on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. before continuing midweek play with a 7 p.m. tilt at URI on Sept. 21. The Huskies begin American Athletic Conference play on Sept. 24 against Temple at 7 p.m. at home. Connecticut is 4-0-1 against the Owls since the two programs joined The American prior to the 2013 season and has out-scored its Philadelphia foe, 15-to-2, over the last three seasons.
After a non-conference tilt at Providence on Sept. 28, UConn plays its first road league tilt of the season when it travels to Tulsa on Oct. 31, setting up a re-match of the 2015 American Athletic Conference championship.
Next up, UConn welcomes Cincinnati to Storrs on Oct. 8 before taking a short trip to New Haven, Conn. to challenge Yale on Oct. 11. Following the match-up with the Bulldogs, UConn opens a crucial two-match homestand against rival USF (Oct. 15) and Boston College (Oct. 18).
The Huskies round out their regular season road schedule with an Oct. 22 match at UCF and an Oct. 29 showdown at Memphis. Both match times will be announced at a later date.
The Huskies conclude regular-season action against SMU on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Mustangs, which finished the 2015 season with a 15-3-4 record, advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in early December.
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