Oct. 20, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The No. 1 UConn men's soccer match against No. 24 Georgetown on Saturday, October 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. is SOLD OUT! The Huskies will honor the three seniors, Lionel Brown, Nickardo Blake and Tony Cascio before the game.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early due to the increased traffic associated with the projected sell-out crowd. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. start time. One lucky fan will win an iPhone courtesy of AT&T. Fans will also have the chance to earn prizes throughout the night, including a gift card to the True Blue Tavern. Fans looking to tailgate prior to the game will also receive a free UConn Frizbee.
UConn comes into the game at 13-1-1 (4-1-1 BIG EAST) and has been atop the national polls since September 27. Connecticut most recently suffered its first loss of the season with a 2-0 defeat at West Virginia on Tuesday night. The Huskies gave up two goals for the first time in 37 games dating back to October 31, 2009 in a 2-1 loss at Notre Dame. UConn will come into Saturday night's contest riding a 19-game unbeaten streak at home dating back to November 7, 2009.
Georgetown is coming off a crucial BIG EAST victory over Marquette on Wednesday night. The Hoyas, ranked No. 24 in the latest NSCAA poll, pulled off a 3-2 come-from-behind victory behind two goals from the BIG EAST's leading scorer Steve Neumann in a four-minute span beginning in the 80th minute. Neumann currently has 24 points on nine goals and six assists. Marquette was previously unbeaten in league play.
Marquette leads the BIG EAST Blue Division with 15 points and a 5-1 record. UConn (13 pts, 4-1-1), Georgetown (12 pts, 4-2-0) and West Virginia (12 pts, 4-2-0) were right behind with just three games remaining in the regular season.