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Men's Soccer Continues Conference Slate at SMU on Saturday

Jake Nerwinski tallied a goal in UConn's 2-1 win over SMU on Oct. 25, 2014.
Oct. 9, 2015


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DALLAS, Texas –
The UConn men’s soccer team continues American Athletic Conference play when it travels to the campus of SMU on Saturday, Oct. 10. Kickoff at Westcott Field is set for 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
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October 25, 2014
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium
Two Second Half Goals Pace UConn To 2-1 Win Over No. 24 SMU On Senior Night
University of Connecticut sophomores Jakob Nerwinski and Cyle Larin each tallied a second half goal to push the UConn men's soccer team to a 2-1 win over No. 24 SMU Saturday night on Senior Night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The win, which came in front of a crowd of 3,643, kept the Huskies (7-6-2, 5-1-1 American Athletic) atop the league standings with one more conference match to play. The Mustangs fell to 8-5-2 overall and 3-2-2 in conference play.

Fans unable to attend the contest can keep up with the match via a live video feed and gametracker. Links are posted above.

UConn (3-3-4, 0-2-1 The American) picked up its first league point of the season when it played Cincinnati to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam tallied his team-leading third goal of the year when he converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute.

The Huskies own a 6-1-0 all-time series edge over the Mustangs in a series that dates back to 1983. UConn is 3-0-0 against SMU since the two joined The American prior to the 2013 season, including a comeback 2-1 win on Oct. 25, 2014. Junior co-captain Jake Nerwinski tallied his second goal of the season in the 51st minute before former striker and 2015 MLS SuperDraft No. 1 pick Cyle Larin buried the game-winner in the 70th minute off an assist from Kwame Awuah.

Through the most recent NCAA stats release on Oct. 7, UConn checks in at No. 45 in the country with a 0.40 shutout percentage. Additionally, the team’s 0.72 GAA is good for 26th in the nation. Individually, redshirt-sophomore keeper Scott Levene 0.72 GAA is first in The American and 27th overall, while his .789 save percentage is 47th.

SMU enters the match on a six-match winning streak and is receiving votes in Tuesday’s most recent NSCAA poll with an 8-2-2 overall record. The Mustangs have outscored opponents, 13-to-4, during the streak and have scored at least two goals in 10 of 12 matches this season.

UConn is 1-2-0 on the road this season and holds a 17-11-7 regular season record away from Morrone Stadium since the start of the 2011 campaign.

To keep up with the team during the season, follow @UConnMSOC on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtags #EveryGameMatters or #EGM for the 2015 campaign


 

 

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