Oct. 15, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut men’s soccer team will take on the Columbia Lions tonight at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies enter the match winners of their last two games and hold a 5-2-4 overall record (2-0-3 The American). The match can be heard live at WHUS.org, 91.7 fm.
The Huskies check in at No. 8 in the Soccer America poll, moving up from No. 15 last week. TopDrawerSoccer.com’s weekly poll has UConn at the No. 24 spot after receiving votes last week.
UConn’s defense has been stellar over the past two matches, earning two shutouts and holding conference foes Rutgers and Memphis to just 13 total shots. Redshirt sophomore Jacob Wagmeister has grabbed a pair of wins and shutouts in his first two collegiate starts in the net.
The Huskies have squared off against the Lions just once, dating back to a 4-0 loss in the Final Four in 1983. In 2013, Columbia holds a 5-2-2 record (0-0-2 Ivy League). The Lions offensive attack is headed by David Najem, who has amassed a team-leading four goals and three assists. In between the posts, Kyle Jackson has started all nine games, allowing eight goals and recording 40 saves.
UConn students can pick up a free ticket to tonight’s game at the ticket office before 4:00 p.m. with a valid Husky ID.