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No. 13 UConn Set For Tilt with USF on Saturday

Sebastian Brems scored his first career goal vs. USF in The American semifinals in 2015
Oct. 12, 2016

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STORRS, Conn. –
After extending its season-best winning streak to seven-straight with a 1-0 victory over Yale on Tuesday, the No. 13/24 UConn men’s soccer team returns to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 15 when it hosts USF at 7 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The match will be broadcasted live on The American Digital Network with radio coverage on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

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October 31, 2015
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium
UConn Wraps Up Regular Season Play With 2-1 Win Over USF
Abdou Mbacke Thiam buried a penalty shot with 4:55 left in overtime to propel the UConn men's soccer team to a 2-1 win over USF on Saturday night at Morrone Stadium

UConn (9-3-0, 3-0-0 American) has won seven matches in-a-row, including five-straight shutout performances on the defensive end of the pitch. On Monday, UConn senior tri-captain Kwame Awuah (Toronto, Ont.) was named The American’s Offensive Player of the Week, while Niko Petridis (Norwalk, Conn.) earned a spot on the league’s weekly honor roll.

Saturday’s tilt will be the 17th time the two programs have met on the pitch and the sixth since the start of the 2014 campaign. The Huskies are 11-2-3 all-time against the Bulls, including a 2-1 victory in the last meeting in the league tournament semifinals in Tampa, Fla. in 2015.


 

 

During the Huskies’ winning streak, which stretches back to Sept. 17, the team has outscored its opponents by a 16-to-2 margin and posted five shutouts in-a-row. As a team, Connecticut holds a 0.53 goals against average and hasn’t let up a goal since the second-half against Rhode Island on Sept. 21.

USF enters the match-up with a 5-6-2 overall record, including a 2-1-0 mark in American play. The team was last in action on Tuesday in a 3-2 setback to Florida Golf Coast.

Fans unable to attend the match can keep up with the action via the league’s digital platform or follow @UConnMSOC on Twitter.

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