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Men's Soccer Rounds Out Regular Season Road Play at Tulsa on Saturday

Kwame Awuah ranks 41st in the nation with a team-best five assists in 2015.

Oct. 22, 2015

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TULSA, Okla. --
After picking up its second-consecutive American Athletic Conference win on Wednesday at Temple, the UConn men's soccer team is set to wrap up regular season road play on Saturday, Oct. 24 when it takes on Tulsa. Kickoff at Hurricane Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted by WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

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Awuah And Larin Push UConn Past Tulsa, 2-0
University of Connecticut sophomore midfielder Kwame Awuah and sophomore forward Cyle Larin each notched a goal to push the UConn men's soccer team past conference foe Tulsa, 2-0, Saturday night at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. With the win, the Huskies move to 4-5-2 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play, while the Golden Hurricane drop to 6-5-1 on the year and 2-2-0 in the American Athletic Conference.

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

UConn (5-5-4) grabbed three important league point with a 2-0 victory over the Owls on Wednesday at Ambler Sports Complex backed by a pair of goals from freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam and the fifth shutout of the season by redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Scott Levene. At 2-3-1 in conference play, the Huskies and Golden Hurricane are tied for third with two league games remaining.  

Saturday's meeting will be the fourth time the programs have met on the pitch in a series dating back to 2008. The Huskies hold a 2-0-1 all-time series edge, including a 2-0 win on Oct. 11, 2014 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.

Connecticut has scored first in six of its 14 games this season and sports a 4-1-1 record in such contests. Additionally, the team is 2-0-1 when leading at halftime and 4-0-0 when scoring multiple goals.

Tulsa, the 2014 conference tournament champions, enters the match with a 6-6-2 overall record and most recently fell, 3-2, to SMU on Wednesday night. The Golden Hurricane have taken on six ranked opponents this season (0-5-1), including three in the top-five. Three players on the team have played at least 100 minutes in the net, led by 1020 minutes from Jake McGuire, who has a 1.32 goals against average in 2015.  

Through the most recent NCAA stats release on Oct. 21, UConn checks in at No. 2 in The American and No. 31 nationally with a 0.80 goals against average and also is 62nd with a 0.36 shutout percentage. Individually, junior co-captain Kwame Awuah is 41st with a team-best five assists.

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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