Oct. 5, 2009
Game 9 - UConn vs. Providence College
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Stadium: Morrone Stadium
Location: Storrs, Conn.
Series Record: UConn leads series 28-4-2
Last Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008; L, 1-0
Radio: 91.7 WHUS and WHUS.org
Live Stats: UConnHuskies.com
Live Video: Huskies All-Access at UConnHuskies.com
Television: Cox Sports Television (Will air on Oct. 8 at 8:00 p.m.)
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The University of Connecticut men's soccer team has won three straight BIG EAST Conference games at Morrone Stadium since returning from a four-game road trip in late September.
UConn concludes the four-game home stand with the Huskies' fourth consecutive game at Morrone Stadium with a Tuesday night game against Providence. The league contest is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.
The BIG EAST battle will be taped by Cox Sports Television and aired on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 p.m. (EST).
LAST TIME OUT
The Huskies shut down their third straight opponent with a 1-0 win over Georgetown on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Morrone Stadium in front of a crowd of 4,374 fans.
Tony Cascio recorded his team-high third goal of the season and the fifth of his career with the game-winner off passes from freshmen Carlos Alvarez and Stephane DIOP.
Josh Ford and the UConn defense registered their sixth shutout of the season and third straight with the league victory.
The Huskies are 28-4-2 against Providence dating back to the 1973 season when UConn downed the Friars 8-0 in Storrs, Conn. The Huskies have not lost to Providence at home since the 1984 season, while they are 15-1-1 at home all-time against Providence.
The Friars are 5-3-1 on the year and 2-2-1 in the BIG EAST Conference after their 3-0 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday night. They are led by 2008 All-BIG EAST Third Team selection, Tim Ritter, who has registered a team-best three goals this season for six points.
Daniel Fabian has two goals in nine games for the Friars after scoring both goals in the 3-0 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 3. Five separate players have one assist a piece for Providence, including both Nick Cianci and Matt Marcin who add a goal as well.
Timothy Murray leads the Friars in goal as he has allowed six goals in nine games played. He has a 0.62 gaa and a .842 save percentage with five wins and six shutouts on the year.
Head coach Chaka Daley is in his 10th season at Providence after leading his team to their first win over UConn in 2008 since 1997.
IN THE RANKINGS After spending a week out of the national polls, UConn used two BIG EAST victories to earn a spot back in the top-25 in the Soccer America Poll as UConn earned the No. 22 spot last week. This week the Soccer America Poll has the Huskies No. 13. In the other three polls last week, the NSCAA/adidas, College Soccer News and Soccer Times, the Huskies received votes.
The National polls will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 6. With that, these notes will be updated in time for Tuesday night's game.
BRICKLEY BRINGS HOME HONOR
For the first time in his career, UConn junior Robert Brickley was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office. Louisville's Mark Knight earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading the Cardinals with two goals and one assist in Louisville's 6-0 win over DePaul.
Ryan Jones from Syracuse earned his first shutout of his career with a 3-0 victory over Rutgers as the Orange recorded their first league victory of the season as Jones was named Rookie of the Week. Junior Jeff Attinella earned Goalkeeper of the Week honors as well as he recorded his fourth shutout with a 1-0 win over Cincinnati.
UConn sophomore Tony Cascio was also recognized by the BIG EAST after his game-winning goal over Georgetown as he was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his efforts.
The Huskies will travel to West Virginia on Friday, Oct. 9 to take on the Mountaineers in an 8:00 p.m. BIG EAST contest live on Fox Soccer Channel. After the one-game trip, UConn will return to Storrs to host nationally-ranked Harvard in non-conference action on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Morrone Stadium.