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Huskies Prepare for No. 18 Georgetown


Sept. 7, 2017

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STORRS, Conn. -
The UConn men's soccer team prepares for the fourth match of its six-game homestand this Saturday night when No. 18 Georgetown - the Huskies' second-straight ranked opponent - visits Joseph J. Morrone Stadium for a 7 p.m. (ET) kickoff.

The Huskies (1-2-0) are coming off a tight 1-0 loss to No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday, but will look to bounce back when the undefeated Hoyas, an old Big East rival, come to UConn for the first time since the 2011 season.

Live action will be available on Game Tracker, streamed for paid subscribers on Husky Vision, and updated @UConnMSOC on Twitter. John Tuite will have the broadcast call on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

It will be the 28th all-time meeting between the Huskies and Hoyas, with UConn holding a 14-10-3 lead in the series. In the last three matchups, the teams have been even - resulting in a 1-1-1 record for both. Georgetown won, 1-0, last season in Washington, D.C.

Last Saturday, the Huskies outplayed top-10 ranked Notre Dame for the majority of the contest before a goal in the 84th minute gave the Fighting Irish a 1-0 win. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Scott Levene had three saves in the loss.

SCOUTING THE HOYAS

Georgetown (4-0, 0-0 Big East) is coming off a 1-0 victory over No. 15 UCLA on Labor Day,  propelling it into the United Soccer Coaches Poll this week. Its other three wins came against American, Coastal Carolina and Cal Poly. Achara leads the team with five goals, while JT Marcinkowski has eight saves in four wins between the posts.

THE STREAK LIVES ON

Levene has now started 55 straight games for UConn as goalkeeper, leaving him just one short of tying Husky legend and MLS star Andre Blake for second-most in program history (56). Alum and former MLS goalie Josh Ford has the most consecutive starts with 85.

WINNING AWARDS

Four Huskies earned recognition from the American Athletic Conference this past Monday, including Levene as Goalkeeper of the Week and redshirt sophomore Nkosi Burgess as Defensive Player of the Week. Junior Abdou Mbacke Thiam and freshman Blaise N'Gague were mentioned on the honor roll.

FIRST GOAL WINS

Each of UConn's first three games have been decided by 1-0 margins, including two overtime matchups with Iona and Quinnipiac. Last season, the Huskies went 6-4 in games decided by one goal.

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