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Huskies Kick off Exhibition Slate on Sunday vs. UMass

Abdou Mbacke Thiam scored a team-best 11 goals during the 2015 campaign
Aug. 12, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. –
The UConn soccer team is set to open its two-game exhibition slate on Sunday, Aug. 14 when it welcomes UMass to Storrs for a 7 p.m. tilt at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The event is open to the public and free-of-charge.

UConn enters its fourth season in the American Athletic Conference and looks to improve on a 10-6-6 overall record from a season ago. In 2015, Connecticut reached the finals of the league tournament before securing its 17th NCAA tournament bid in the last 18 seasons.

In late June, 20th-year Husky head coach Ray Reid announced that upperclassmen Jake Nerwinski (Lawrenceville, N.J.), Kwame Awuah (Toronto, Ont.) and Cheikh Stephane Coly (Dakar, Senegal) will serve as tri-captains for the 2016 season.

In total, the Huskies’ 2016 regular season slate features seven teams that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Additionally, 11 of UConn’s 18 opponents finished last season with a winning record, while eight programs record the 10-win plateau.



Since joining The American prior to the 2013 campaign, the Huskies own a 13-4-7 mark against league foes.

UMass is coming off a 5-13-1 season in 2015, putting together a 4-3-1 mark in Atlantic-10 play. 

Live stats will be available for the contest and can be accessed by clicking the links above.

To keep up with the team during the preseason, follow @UConnMSOC on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #EveryGameMatters or #EGM for the 2016 campaign.