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    No. 2 Men's Soccer Falls To DePaul, 1-0

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    CHICAGO (September 23, 2007) - The second-ranked University of Connecticut men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to DePaul, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Wish Field. With the loss, the Huskies' record falls to 7-1 on the season and 2-1 in the BIG EAST, while the Blue Demons improve to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

     

    The Huskies took their time to get started on the attack, as they worked to get used to the narrow field. The pitch at Wish Field measures just 65 x 110 yards, the minimum dimensions for a college soccer field - a big difference from UConn's 75 x 120 expanse.

     

    DePaul took advantage of UConn's period of adjustment, getting off two legitimate shots, both of which were saved by Ford to keep the game scoreless heading into the intermission.

     

    Coming out of the half with a 0-0 tie for the fourth time this season, the Huskies stepped up their game, posting eight shots in the period, despite the onslaught of fouls by the Blue Demons.

     

    After playing back and forth for the majority of the period, Steffen Vroom scored in the 86th minute off a restart to break the scoreless tie and ultimately net the game-winner for DePaul.

     

    The Huskies return to action Friday, Sept. 28, by welcoming St. John's to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on Cox Sports with Joe D'Ambrosio and former Husky great Max Zieky calling the action. St. John's is currently 4-3-1 after defeating Pittsburgh, 4-1 Sunday afternoon.