Sept. 21, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 2 University of Connecticut men's soccer program will open BIG EAST action against No. 13 St. John's at Morrone Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. That game is SOLD OUT. UConn comes in at 6-0-1 while St. John's stands at 5-0-3.
Saturday's contest can be heard at 91.7fm, WHUS.org. A live webstream of the game is available for purchase at uconnhuskies.com. The UConn drum line will be in attendance to lead the Goal Patrol and the UConn players into the stadium prior to the match.
Tonight's match will be the 33rd meeting between the two BIG EAST powers. St. John's holds a slight edge at 14-12-6. This game will be a rematch of the 2011 BIG EAST Championship in which St. John's won in overtime, 1-0. St. John's current senior Jack Bennett scored on a breakaway in the 97th minute. UConn defeated St. John's in the 2011 BIG EAST opener at home, 2-0, in front of 5,100 fans.
Connecticut and St. John's have dominated the BIG EAST Conference for the past 30 years. UConn (7) and St. John's (9) own 16 of the BIG EAST Tournament titles while the rest of the league has combined for 14 in 30 years of conference action.
Since 1985 the two teams have combined for:
17 regular season titles (UC-11, SJ-6) 16 tournament titles (UC-7, SJ-9) 15 Defenders of the Year (UC-7, SJ-8) 15 Offensive Players of the Year (UC-10, SJ-5) 10 BIG EAST Rookies of the Year (UC-8, SJ-2) 8 Midfielders of the Year (UC-4, SJ-4) 4 Goalkeepers of the Year (UC-3, SJ-1) 2 National Championships (UC-1, SJ-1)