Sept. 6, 2010
No. 10/22 UConn vs. Manhattan
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium - Storrs, Conn.
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TUESDAY'S MATCH UP
Tuesday night marks the first-ever contest between UConn and Manhattan in men's soccer action. The Huskies enter the game with a 2-0-0 record after blanking St. Francis (N.Y.) 2-0 on Wednesday and defeating Yale 3-1 on Saturday. The Jaspers are 0-1-0 in 2010 after falling to Fairleigh Dickinson 3-1 on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE HUSKIES
UConn is currently led by freshman Mamadou Doudou Diouf who leads the 2010 Huskies with six points on three goals. Josh Ford has four saves in net for UConn this year. Ford has developed into one of UConn's top goalkeepers as he is UConn's all-time leader in shutouts with 40. He ranks at the top amongst all-time Huskies in consecutive starts (67), shutouts (40) and shutouts in a single-season (13-2009), while he is fourth in wins with 44 in his career.
LAST TIME OUT
Freshman Mamadou Doudou Diouf scored two goals to lift the Huskies over Yale 3-1 on Saturday night at Morrone Stadium. Carlos Alvarez assisted on both goals by Diouf, to improve his tally to three on the year.
Sophomore Jossimar Sanchez scored his first career goal as he drilled a shot from 25-yards out to give UConn a 2-0 lead in the first half. UConn gave up one goal to Yale, marking the first goal allowed in 2010.
Ray Reid enters his 14th year as the head coach of the UConn men's soccer program as he boasts an 189-68-28 record. Reid's teams have garnered seven BIG EAST Regular Season titles, four BIG EAST Tournament titles, and the 2000 NCAA National Championship.Ray Reid
Tuesday is the first-ever game between UConn and Manhattan.
SCOUTING THE JASPERS
In Manhattan's 3-1 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday, Sept. 1, Christopher Lands recorded 12 saves on the night, including eight in the second half of play. Manhattan took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute of the contest but surrendered three consecutive goals to FDU to pick up the loss in the season-opener.
Erick Montinard scored Manhattan's lone goal as he connected on a header off of a corner kick by teammate Daniel Festa. The Jaspers were out shot 26-15 on the night, including a 16-6 clip in the second half.
Mamadou Doudou Diouf was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after scoring three goals, including a game winner, in a pair of victories by the Huskies last week. Diouf scored the winning goal in the Huskies' 2-0 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) in UConn's season opener on Wednesday, Sept. 1. He tallied a pair of goals on Saturday, Sept. 4 in UConn's 3-1 win against the Yale Bulldogs. Sophomore Carlos Alvarez dished out three assists on the Huskies' five goals scored during their 2-0 week to earn a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
BIG EAST DOMINANCE
UConn has been picked to win the 2010 BIG EAST Regular Season Blue Division title, according to the conference's preseason poll. The Huskies received 12 first-place votes from the league's 16 head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own teams. St. John's was picked to win the Red Division as the Red Storm earned eight first-place votes. Tony Cascio was named to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.
HUSKIES IN 2010 EXHIBITION PLAY
UConn went 1-0-1 in preseason action as the Huskies battled UMass to a scoreless tie before defeating Boston University 1-0 to conclude 2010 exhibition play.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Huskies are 453-177-47 all-time when playing at home. (There were no teams during the 1943-45 seasons and the 1941-42 seasons did not have home/away records available)
UConn concludes its four-game home stand with a Saturday night match-up against nationally-ranked Harvard on Sept. 11 at Morrone Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.