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No. 18 UConn Returns to Action vs. Cincinnati

Kwame Awuah's six assists rank seventh in the nation

Oct. 7, 2016

STORRS, Conn. - Following a week of rest, the No. 18 UConn men's soccer team carries a five-match winning streak into an American Athletic Conference tilt with Cincinnati on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The match will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

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Thiam Tallies In UConn's 1-1 Draw with Cincinnati on Wednesday
Freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam tallied his team-leading third goal of the season as the UConn men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw in double overtime with conference foe Cincinnati on Wednesday at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

UConn (8-3-0) is coming off a 1-0 road victory at Tulsa on Oct. 1 after redshirt-junior Andrew Geres (Portland, Conn.) tallied his third goal of the 2016 season to propel the squad to its season-best fifth-straight victory. Redshirt-junior keeper Scott Levene (Stamford, Conn.) turned in his third-straight and fifth overall shutout of 2016, making five saves and also stopped a penalty attempt in the 86th minute.

The Huskies own a 2-2-3 all-time record against Cincinnati in a series that dates back to 1999. The two programs met once in 2015, playing to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Morrone Stadium. The Huskies' last win over the Bearcats came in 2013 when the squad handed its conference foe a 1-0 defeat.

Through 11 matches, Connecticut ranks 20th in the nation with a 0.63 team goals against average and also checks in at No. 34 with a 0.45 shutout percentage. Individually, senior midfielder Kwame Awuah (Toronto, Ont.) is seventh among qualified players with six assists and Abdou Mbacke Thiam (Dakar, Senegal) is 12th with 1.78 points per match.

Fans who are unable to make the trip to Storrs can follow all the action via a live stats link (posted above). Additionally, @UConnMSOC on Twitter will provide in-match updates throughout the contest.


 

 

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