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STORRS, Conn. – The UConn men’s soccer team prepares for its regular-season home finale on Halloween night when the Yale Bulldogs visit Joseph J. Morrone Stadium for a 7 p.m. (ET) kickoff in non-conference action.
The Huskies (7-6-2, 4-2-0 American) look to snap a three-game losing skid when the Elis come to town, with the action being called by John Tuite on 91.7 FM, WHUS.org. Husky Vision will produce a live stream for paid subscribers.
Freshman Nicolas Apostol scored his second goal of the season this past Saturday in a 2-1 loss to Memphis. UConn celebrated Senior Night at Morrone Stadium, honoring David Abunaw, Cheikh Stephane Coly, Andrew Geres, Alex Kao, Scott Levene and Santiago Muriel in a pregame ceremony.
Entering the final week of regular season play, the Huskies have 12 points in the American Athletic Conference – good for second place in the league. No. 12 SMU has 13 points, meaning Saturday’s upcoming showdown with UConn will determine the regular season champion.
Before their last American contest, however, the Huskies prepare for the Bulldogs on Tuesday – a team that it owns a 40-26-4 all-time series lead against in head-to-head matchups. The series dates back to 1935, when Jack Dennerley was head coach at UConn.
UConn is 15-5 (.750) in program history when playing on Halloween, including a 5-1 mark since the 2000 season.
Yale (4-8-1, 1-3-1 Ivy League) is riding a two-game losing streak heading into Tuesday, most recently dropping a 1-0 decision to Columbia on Sunday. Five players have scored a pair of goals this season for the Elis, while Kees Schipper has posted a 3-5-0 record as goalie. The Bulldogs are allowing 1.38 goals per game this season, while scoring 0.92 per game - second-to-last in the Ivy League.
UConn currently leads the NCAA in accumulated attendance this season, with 40,572 fans visiting Morrone Stadium in 11 home games after Saturday’s match vs. Memphis. The Huskies rank first in average attendance (3,688) and have recorded a 72.32 percent capacity. One home game remains for the Huskies (Yale on Oct. 31).
Nicolas Apostol scored his second goal of the season in the 10th minute against Memphis, earning a spot on the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll on Monday. UConn freshmen have now accounted for seven of 19 goals this season - with Apostol, Austin DaSilva and Josh Burnett each scoring twice and Blaise N’Gague adding a tally. Each of these four freshmen have seen playing time in all 15 games this season.
PASSING A LEGEND
Scott Levene started his 67th consecutive game for the Huskies as goalkeeper against Memphis on Saturday, a streak that dates back to his redshirt freshman season in 2014. Levene passed UConn legend and MLS star Andre Blake (56) earlier this season for the second-longest such streak in program history. Josh Ford (85 starts) remains the all-time leader.
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