Oct. 8, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men’s soccer team will host Iona College in the final non-conference match of the season at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 in Storrs. Connecticut stands at 10-1-1 (3-1-0 BIG EAST) while Iona comes into the game at 3-7-0 (1-0-0 MAAC).
Tuesday’s match can be heard live at WHUS.org, 91.7 fm. There will also be a live webstream linked to UConnhuskies.com. Tickets are still available at UConnhuskies.com or by calling the UConn ticket office at 1-877-AT-UConn. Fans can also purchase tickets at Morrone Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.
The Huskies are coming off the first loss of the season, a 3-2 defeat at Marquette on Saturday night.
Tuesday’s contest will feature six players that were named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The Hermann Trophy is presented annually to the national player of the year.
Connecticut’s Andre Blake and Carlos Alvarez were both selected after being named All-Americans and leading UConn to the 2011 NCAA Quarterfinals. Iona led all programs with four selections after finishing 2011 at 15-4-1 but failing to make the NCAA Tournament. Iona’s selections and their production in 2012: Otto Ansger (3G-2A-8Pts), Franklin Castellanos (0G-1A-1Pts), Samuel Adjei (1G-0A-2Pts) and Borja Barbero (1.78 GAA - .709 Sv%).
The Huskies have not lost a home regular-season non-conference match since a 3-0 defeat to Boston University in Storrs on September 5, 2009.
Connecticut will look to extend the nation’s second-longest active home unbeaten streak to 33 games on Tuesday night. That total ranks seventh all-time in the NCAA and second in the UConn record book. The Huskies recorded a 35-game home unbeaten streak from September 3, 1980 – October 24, 1982.
UConn is coming off a three-game stretch against top-10 opponents with a 2-1 record. All three matches were against BIG EAST opposition. The Huskies downed No. 8 Notre Dame at home, 2-1, and No. 3 Georgetown on the road, 2-1, before falling at No. 9 Marquette, 3-2.