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STORRS, Conn. – The UConn men’s soccer team plays its penultimate regular season contest on Tuesday, Oct. 27 when it welcomes in-state foe Yale to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The match will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.
Fans unable to attend the contest can keep up with the match via a gametracker feed or by following @UConnMSOC on Twitter. Links are posted above.
UConn (5-5-5, 2-3-2 The American) earned a league point on Saturday night with a 1-1 draw at Tulsa. Freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam scored with one second remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. The Dakar, Senegal native leads the team with seven goals this season and ranks 55th in the nation with a 0.47 goals/gm mark.
On Monday, Thiam was selected as the league’s Rookie of the Week, while redshirt-sophomore keeper Scott Levene was tabbed as the Goalkeeper of the Week and freshman centerback Simen Olafsen earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. To view the complete weekly award release, please CLICK HERE.
Tuesday’s tilt will be the 69th time the programs have met on the pitch in a series dating back to 1925. Connecticut holds a 28-26-4 all-time edge, including a 1-0 overtime victory on Oct. 28, 2014 at Morrone Stadium.
In the fourth addition of the RPI release (Oct. 26), UConn checked in at No. 69, up 27 spots from the first version on Oct. 5 and 13 spots from a week ago. Yale ranks 203rd out of 206 teams. In total, six American Athletic Conference programs were ranked in the top-100, lead by No. 7 USF.
Yale enters Tuesdays’s match with a 1-10-1 overall record and has lost six of its last seven matches. The Bulldogs have scored just 11 goals through 12 matches and are surrendering 2.24 goals per 90 minutes to opponents this season.
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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