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PHILADELPHIA – After securing a 2-1 win over UCF on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, the UConn men’s soccer team hits the road for the start of a two-game roadtrip when it takes on Temple on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Kickoff at Ambler Sports Complex is set for 3 p.m. and will be broadcasted by WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.
Fans unable to attend the contest can keep up with the match via a live video feed and gametracker. Links are posted above.
UConn (4-5-3, 1-3-1 The American) picked up its first American Athletic Conference win of the season against the Knights, led by goals from freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam and junior co-captain Jake Nerwinski. On Monday, Thiam was tabbed as the league’s Rookie of the Week for the second time in 2015.
Wednesday’s match will be the fourth-ever meeting between the two programs in a series that dates back to 2013. The Huskies took a pair of games from the Owls in the 2014 campaign, including a dominant 5-0 win in The American Quaterfinals on Nov. 8, 2014 at Morrone Stadium. UConn scored eight combined goals over the two matches and allowed just one.
The Huskies are 3-0-0 this season when scoring multiple goals and have held opponents to one goal or less in 11 of 13 matches.
Temple enters the match with a 9-4-2 overall record, including a spotless 6-0-0 mark at Ambler Sports Complex. Offensively, the Owls are scoring 1.87 goals per game, led by a team-best 12 scores from Jorge Gomez-Sanchez. In net, Alex Cagle sports a 0.90 GAA and has posted five shutouts in 15 outings in the cage.
Since the start of the 2011 campaign, the Huskies are 17-13-8 away from Morrone Stadium in regular season action.
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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