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Men's Soccer To Host UCF on Saturday at Morrone Stadium

Tyler Leeman tallied his second career goal on Tuesday at Louisville.
Oct. 15, 2015

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STORRS, Conn. –
After a non-conference tilt at Louisville on Tuesday, the UConn men’s soccer team continues American Athletic Conference play when it welcomes UCF to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17. Kickoff for the match is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
October 18, 2014
Orlando, Fla.
Vanacore-Decker Lifts Huskies Past UCF, 1-0
University of Connecticut sophomore forward Ethan Vanacore-Decker tallied his third goal of the season to lift the UConn men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over conference foe Central Florida on Saturday night at the UCF Soccer Complex. The victory moved the Huskies to 5-6-2 overall and 3-1-1 in conference play and put head coach Ray Reid (399-103-63) just one win away from 400. The Knights (0-2-3 American) dropped to 1-8-4 in 2014 with the loss.

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

UConn (3-5-4) dropped a 2-1 decision to the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Lynn Stadium despite the second career goal from redshirt-senior forward Tyler Leeman.

Saturday’s match will be the eighth time the programs have met on the pitch in a series that dates back to 1978. The Huskies hold a 6-0-1 all-time edge, including a 1-0 victory over the Knights on Oct. 18, 2014 in head coach Ray Reid’s 399th career win. The Huskies are 2-0-1 against the Knights as league foes.

UCF enters the match with a 5-6-1 record and a 1-2-1 record in league play. The Knights are averaging 1.67 goals per contest, led by senior Hadji Barry’s eight scores. The team is 1-3-1 on the road in 2015, picking up its lone win with a 3-2 decision over Jacksonville on Sept. 23.

Connecticut owns a 2-1-4 record on its home pitch in 2015 and is 41-6-10 (.807) at 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.