MEMPHIS, TN - The UConn men’s soccer team finishes out its regular season road slate on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex against the University of Memphis.
UConn (11-5-0, 3-2 The American) looks to rebound after losing in Orlando last Saturday, 2-1, in overtime against UCF. In the loss, Abdou Mbacke Thiam (Dakar, Senegal) scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season and pushed his points total to 24.
This is only the fourth time that the Huskies and Tigers will square off against one another. In a series that started in 2013, the Huskies hold a 2-1-0 record against Memphis. The last win for UConn against came Oct. 4, 2014, a 1-0 shutout at Memphis. Dylan Greenberg (Dix Hills, N.Y.) tallied his first career goal in the match. Scott Levene (Stamford, Conn.) made his first start of his career and registered his first career shutout.
Memphis (7-7-1, 1-3-1 The American) dropped its last contest against USF last Saturday, 1-0. The Tigers are led offensively by Jackson Morse, with a team-leading four goals in 2016. In goal, Jake Leeker has started in all 15 games this year, recording a 1.53 GAA, with 66 saves and five shutouts. At Mike Rose Soccer Complex, the Tigers are 5-2-0 this season.
The Huskies enter the week top-15 nationally in goals allowed (10) and goals against average (0.61). Scott Levene ranks 17th in the country and first in The American with a 0.61 GAA. Mbacke Thiam is tied 13th nationally and second in the conference with 10 goals this season. As a team, the Huskies are receiving votes (13) in the latest NSCAA poll.
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