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STORRS, Conn. - Following a 2-1 road win at URI on Wednesday, the UConn men's soccer team returns to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24 when it opens American Athletic Conference play against Temple at 7 p.m. The match will be broadcasted by WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.
UConn (5-3-0) picked up its second-straight win on Wednesday night in Kingston, R.I., topping the Rams, 2-1, to earn its first road victory of the 2016 season. Sophomore forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam (Dakar, Senegal) scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season and senior tri-captain Jake Nerwinski (Lawrenceville, N.J.) added a goal in the second half to seal the win.
The Huskies sport a 4-0-3 all-time record against the Owls in a series that dates back to 2013. Connecticut picked up a pair of victories over the Owls a season ago, including a 4-0 win in the 2015 American Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Nov. 7 in Storrs. In total, the Huskies outscored the Owls, 6-to-0, in the two matches.
Since joining The American prior to the 2013 season, the Huskies own a 13-4-7 mark and grabbed a share of the league's regular season title in 2014.
Connecticut stands at 25-6-7 at Morrone Stadium since the start of the 2013 campaign and has outscored opponents, 24-to-7, in its last 10 home matches.
Saturday's tilt will be a "White Out". Fans are encouraged to wear white to the stadium. Additionally, the first 500 UConn students can pick up a free t-shirt outside gates 1 and 3.
In honor of former Husky head coach Joe Morrone, Saturday's match will also serve as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness night.
Fans unable to attend the match can keep up via live stats (link posted above) or by following @UConnMSOC on Twitter.