Oct. 22, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The upcoming men's soccer match against BIG EAST rival Providence on Saturday, October 27 is SOLD OUT. Connecticut will honor the eight seniors prior to the regular season finale which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday will mark the third advance sell out of the season and the fourth in 2012.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early due to the increased traffic associated with the projected sell-out crowd. The gates will open at 3 p.m. There will be tailgating in I lot adjacent to the hockey rink before the game with prizes and giveaways while supplies last.
For those unable to attend, the game can be heard at WHUS.org, 91.7fm. There will also be a live webstream of the game through UConnhuskies.com.
Maximum capacity at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium is 5,100. The Huskies are currently averaging 3,920 fans per home match. That average is higher than 207 NCAA Division I men's basketball programs in 2011-12.
Connecticut will play at Providence on Wednesday, October 24 at 3 p.m. at Glay Field in Providence, R.I. The game can be heard at WHUS.org. The match will also televised via tape delay by Cox Sports TV to air on Sunday, October 10 at 4 p.m., Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. and on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m.
The No. 4 Huskies are coming off three straight wins since their only defeat of the season at the hands of Marquette. In those three wins, the Huskies have scored eight goals while conceding just one. Carlos Alvarez (19 points; Los Angeles, Calif.) and Mamadou Doudou Diouf (24 points; Dakar, Senegal) look to lead the way against a Providence team that has lost its last two games by a combined score of 4-0. Sophomore goalkeeper Andre Blake (0.53 GAA; May Pen, Jamaica) will also contribute to the action as he looks to add to his eight shutouts this season.
The Friars are led by junior midfielder Wilder Arboleda (13 points; Pawtucket, R.I.) and are hoping to upset a top-10 team for the first time this season. They are coming off of a 3-0 defeat at Notre Dame in which they allowed a hat trick to striker Ryan Finley in a span of nine minutes during the second half.