Oct. 1, 2012
Carlos Alvarez has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week.
Wednesday's match can be heard live at WHUS.org, 91.7 fm. There will also be a live webstream linked to UConnhuskies.com.
The BIG EAST Blue Division has been exceptional to start the season. Along with UConn and Georgetown, No. 10 Marquette remains undefeated at 10-0-0 (2-0-0 BIG EAST). No. 8 Notre Dame stands at 8-2-0 with both losses coming to BIG EAST opponents. UConn most recently downed the Irish in Storrs, 2-1, this past Saturday night in front of 5,100 fans.
Connecticut has outscored opponents by a 21-3 margin and has allowed just one goal in the last five games. Sophomore goalkeeper Andre Blake is sporting a miniscule 0.30 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. He's accumulated six shutouts on the season.
Senior midfielder Carlos Alvarez has been on a tear of late, notching points in six straight games. In the past six contests, Alvarez has tallied five goals and six assists for 16 points. He currently leads UConn in assists and points. Alvarez was recently named College Soccer News National Player of the Week after notching a goal and three assists to lead the Huskies to a 2-0 week with a 2-0 victory at Yale and a 2-1 result at home over Notre Dame.
Wednesday's match will feature the top-three scorers in the BIG EAST Conference. Georgetown freshman Brandon Allen leads the league with 18 points on eight goals and two assists. Alvarez follows with 16 points and UConn junior Mamadou Doudou Diouf ranks third in the BIG EAST with 15 points on seven goals and one assist.
Georgetown recently won at Pittsburgh, 3-1, and at James Madison, 1-0, this past week. The Hoyas ranks seventh in the league with 1.73 goals scored per game, while allowing 0.61 per match to rank fourth.
The Huskies are scoring 2.1 goals per match to rank third in the BIG EAST and allowing just 0.29 per contest to rank first of the 15 teams.
Last season, UConn and Georgetown played to a 0-0 tie in Storrs. All-time, UConn leads the series 13-9-3. The Huskies have blanked the Hoyas in seven of the last nine meetings.