Oct. 2, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - After earning a draw in its conference opener last Friday against South Florida, the No. 24 University of Connecticut men's soccer team will face Temple for the first time ever this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Ambler Sports Complex in Philadelphia, P.A. The match can be heard live on WHUS.org, 91.7 fm.
Connecticut (3-2-2) was nearly victorious against the Bulls, as the Huskies had two great scoring chances in the second overtime period. With less than 10 minutes to go in the match, freshman midfielder Cyle Larin fired a shot that deflected straight down off the crossbar and almost broke the goal line. Sophomore Nicholas Zuniga gathered the rebound and took another shot at goal that barely missed, as the ball hit off the left post. UConn outshot South Florida 11 to 5 in the match.
Junior midfielder George Fochive was named to the American Honor Roll this week after scoring his first goal as a Husky against South Florida. Fochive has earned the award three times this season.
Tuesday's match against Temple will feature two of the best defensive teams in the American. Connecticut has allowed just 0.57 goals per game this season, while the Owls (6-3-0) have given up 0.67 goals per match. Temple goalkeeper Dan Scheck has made 37 saves this year and earned six shutouts, while UConn's Andre Blake has given up just four goals all season. A clean slate against the Owls Tuesday would give Blake his 30th career shutout as a Husky.