Oct. 29, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut men’s soccer team checked into the NSCAA poll at No. 20, following a week which saw the Huskies pick up two 1-0 victories over Yale and Cincinnati, respectively. Connecticut (8-2-5, 3-0-4 The American) has an unbeaten streak of 10 straight matches and is the only team in The American that has yet to drop a conference game.
Connecticut is ranked No. 13 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s poll and sits at No. 7 in the Soccer America weekly poll.
UConn is averaging 1.33 goals per match this season, led by freshman Cyle Larin, who has amassed 16 points on seven goals. Junior forward Allando Matheson has jumpstarted the Husky offense in recent weeks, netting six goals in his last seven matches. Connecticut has out-shot its opponents 236-95 in 2013.
The Connecticut defense has been stingy all year, allowing just nine goals to opposing offenses. Junior keeper Andre Blake, who won his 42nd career game on Saturday, has made 18 saves and holds a 0.64 goals against average.
Currently, UConn sits in second place in The American men’s soccer standings, having a chance to earn a share of the conference title if it can top SMU on Saturday and current conference leader, Louisville, falls to USF on Sunday afternoon.
Kickoff for Saturday’s match in Dallas, Texas is set for 7 p.m. A live broadcast of the match can be heard at WHUS.org, 91.7 fm.