STORRS, Conn. (September 2, 2008) - The University of Connecticut men's soccer team, currently ranked third nationally, will take on non-conference opponent Stony Brook Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
The Huskies finished the first week of play with a 1-0-1 record as they dominated St. Peter's on Friday, August 29th 4-0 before a 1-1 overtime tie with No. 22 Tulsa on Sunday, Aug. 31. The four-goal margin over St. Peter's marked the largest season-opening victory since the 1995 season when Joe Morrone's Huskies shut out North Carolina 6-0.
O'Brian White (Scarborough, Ontario), who scored the game-tying goal with two minutes left in regulation as the Huskies tied Tulsa Sunday night, leads UConn this season with two goals and one assist. Teammate Akeem Priestley (Kingston, Jamaica) also has two goals and one assist on the season as both Huskies have recorded a team-high five points.
Priestly recorded his five points in the Huskies' season opener, a BIG EAST Conference best so far this season in points in a single game. White has picked up the most shots in a game for the conference as he recorded seven against Tulsa. The Huskies own the top spot in the BIG EAST for points (14), goals (4) and assists (6) in a single game. They are even with Notre Dame at four goals as the Irish picked up a 4-1 win over Duke on Sunday, Aug. 31.
UConn's goalkeeper Josh Ford (Liverpool, N.Y.) has played 200 minutes for the Huskies in two games while making four saves with a 1-0-1 record.
Mladen Ramic and Tom Butler lead the way for Stony Brook this season, as the Seawolves hold a 0-1-1 overall record after a 2-2 overtime time with Hofstra and a 1-0 loss to Lehigh last weekend. Both Ramic and Butler have one goal a piece for two points. Stony Brook's Dawid Ditrich also has played 200 minutes as he has allowed three goals while picking up 14 saves.
Gametracker for the Huskies' battle against Stony Brook can be accessed through while game audio can be found at or 91.7 WHUS.