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Men's Soccer Returns Home to Host Providence on Wednesday

Jake Nerwsinki stands at fifth in the conference with three assists in 2015.

Sept. 29, 2015

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STORRS, Conn. ­-
After opening league play on Saturday, the UConn men's soccer team returns to its non-conference slate when it welcomes Providence to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted by WHUS, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
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Men's Soccer Earns 12th BIG EAST Regular Season Crown
For the 12th time overall and the first since 2009, the UConn men's soccer team has been crowned BIG EAST Regular Season Champions behind a 2-0 victory over Providence College in front of 5,100 fans at Morrone Stadium. Preseason All-Americans Carlos Alvarez and Mamadou Doudou Diouf scored to lead the Huskies. With the victory, UConn improves to 14-2-1 (6-2-0 BIG EAST).

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

UConn (3-2-3) fell, 1-0, to USF on Saturday at Corbett Soccer Stadium despite putting up 10 shots in the 90-minute match. Nazeem Bartman tallied in the 60th minute and the Huskies couldn't find the equalizer despite holding a 4-to-3 edge in corner kick attempts. The program hasn't dropped three-consecutive matches since 2006 and has only fallen in  three-straight twice twice under 19th-year head coach Ray Reid.

The Huskies sport a 32-6-2 all-time record against the Friars in a series that dates back to 1973. The last meeting came in the 2012 regular season finale when Connecticut topped Providence, 2-0, to secure the 2012 conference regular season championship in front of a sold-out crowd at Morrone Stadium.

Through the most recent NCAA stats release on Sept. 29, UConn checks in at No. 17 in the country with a 0.50 shutout percentage. Additionally, the team's 0.65 GAA is good for 22nd in the nation. Individually, Jake Nerwinski ranks fifth in the conference and 62nd nationally with three total assists, while

Providence enters the match with a 4-3-1 overall record after dropping its Big East opener to Georgetown on Saturday. The Friars opened the season ranked No. 7 in the NSCAA poll and were picked to finish third in the 10-team conference in a vote of the league's coaches.

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.


 

 

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