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Men's Soccer Returns Home to Host No. 19 UC Santa Barbara on Sunday

Tyler Leeman notched his first career point in UConn's 2-1 win at Harvard on Thursday.
Sept. 11, 2015

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STORRS, Conn. ­­–
Coming off a thrilling 2-1 victory over Harvard on Thursday, the UConn men’s soccer team returns to the pitch on Saturday, Sept. 13 when it plays host to No. 19 UC Santa Barbara at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
September 11, 2004
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, Conn.

Fans unable to attend the contest can keep up with the match via a live video feed and gametracker. Links are posted above.

UConn (1-0-3) picked up its first victory of the 2015 season on Thursday, taking advantage of the first career goals from Connecticut natives Andrew Geres and Tyler Leeman. Geres gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead with 82nd minute. After the Crimson answered with the equalizer a minute later, Leeman sealed the win with his first career point just 2:06 after Geres’ tally.



The Huskies enter Sunday’s tilt unbeaten in their last 11 matches, dating back to Oct. 14, 2014. During the stretch, Connecticut owns a 14-to-2 goal advantage and has posted eight shutouts.

UConn and UCSB have met on the pitch just one time in history when the Gauchos came away with a 1-1 win at Morrone Stadium on Sept. 11, 2004. This season, UCSB owns a 1-1-1 record and was ranked as high as No. 19 in the national polls. The squad was picked to win the Big West North Division and had three players (Forward Nick DePuy, midfielder Drew Murphy, and left back Ismaila Jom) named to the Preseason All-Conference squad.

On Monday, UConn freshman defender Simen Olafsen was tabbed as the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after helping the team record a pair of shutouts. Scott Levene was named to the honor roll for the second time this season after posting two clean sheets in the net.

Sunday will serve as “Beach Night” where the first 200 students to arrive will receive a free pair of sunglasses.

To keep up with the team during the season, follow @UConnMSOC on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtags #EveryGameMatters or #EGM for the 2015 campaign.