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STORRS, Conn. – The UConn men’s soccer team continues its six-game homestand to begin the 2017 season on Tuesday night when the Hofstra Pride visit Joseph J. Morrone Stadium for a 7 p.m. (ET) kickoff.
Coming off a 1-1 draw against No. 18 Georgetown, the Huskies (1-2-1) look to get back in the win column in the first of two matches this week. UConn also hosts North Florida on Saturday night at Morrone.
The matchup against Hofstra is available on Game Tracker, live stream for paid subscribers on Husky Vision, and on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM. John Tuite will be on the call for the radio broadcast. Updates will also be provided @UConnMSOC on Twitter.
Freshman Austin DaSilva scored his first-career goal in the 14th minute against Georgetown, capitalizing on a breakaway opportunity against Hoya goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski. Junior captain Abdou Mbacke Thiam dished a beautiful pass to set up DaSilva’s tally.
Thiam and DaSilva each recorded two shots for the Huskies, helping UConn to a 5-4 edge in shots on goal. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Scott Levene made a pair of saves against the Hoyas, allowing just a successful penalty kick in the 37th minute.
Hofstra (1-2-2), a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, comes to town after a 1-1 draw against Stony Brook this past Saturday. The Pride have faced a pair of ranked opponents this season in No. 6 Maryland (L 2-0) and No. 12 Virginia (L 4-0). The sole win came on opening day with a 1-0 victory over Penn State.
UConn holds a 4-0 series lead over the Pride entering Tuesday, with their most recent meeting coming in a 2-0 victory on Sept. 12, 2007 at Morrone Stadium. The game on Tuesday marks exactly 10 years since UConn and Hofstra last played.
Levene is just one start away from passing UConn legend Andre Blake for second-most consecutive starts by a Husky goalkeeper in program history. With a start against Hofstra, he would move into sole possession of second place with 57 straight outings.
GOOD TO BE HOME
The Huskies have not had a losing season at Morrone Stadium since 2006, when they went 5-6 – on their way to an overall record of 10-7-2 (8-2-1 Big East). UConn plays 12 of its 18 matches this season in Storrs.
FRESHMEN GETTING TIME
DaSilva is one of three freshmen to start a game this season for UConn, earning nods in each of the past two games against No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 18 Georgetown. Freshmen Blaise N’Gague and Josh Burnett have both started all four games this season.
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