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Men's Soccer Opens Postseason Play vs. Temple on Saturday

Abdou Mbacke Thiam scored twice against Temple in UConn's win on Oct. 21.
Nov. 4, 2015


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STORRS, Conn. --
After closing the regular season unbeaten in its last five matches, the UConn men's soccer team begins 2015 postseason play when it hosts six-seeded Temple on Saturday, Nov. 7 in an American Athletic Quarterfinal tilt at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

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

UConn (7-5-5) rounded out the regular season with a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 11 USF on Halloween night at Morrone Stadium to secure the No. 3 seed in the league tournament. Redshirt-sophomore Andrew Geres tallied his second goal of the season in the first half of play before three-time defending American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week Abdou Mbacke Thiam buried a penalty kick to seal in the win with less than five minutes remaining in overtime.

The Huskies have won seven total conference tournament titles, including four under Ray Reid. The team is 3-0-2 in two seasons of competition in The American Championships and will be searching for its first league conference title since 2007 (Big East).

UConn is 3-0-1 all-time against the Owls in a series dating back to 2013, including a 2-0 win at Ambler Sports Complex on Oct. 21. In their last three matches against the Owls, the Huskies have tallied 10 total goals.

Since the start of the 2011 campaign, UConn is 44-6-10 (.817) when playing at Morrone Stadium. Since the team joined The American prior to the start of 2013, it owns a 20-4-7 (.758) mark on its home field.

The Huskies have scored first in eight of their 17 games this season and sport a 6-1-1 record in such contests. Additionally, the team is 3-0-1 when leading at halftime and 5-0-0 when scoring multiple goals.

To purchase your group tickets for Saturday's Quarterfinal match against Temple University, contact John Donlon at (860)486-1825 or john.donlon@uconn.edu. Groups of 20 or more are just $2 each and fans purchasing more than 20 tickets will have their ordered doubled free-of-charge base while supplies last.  All seating is general admission for postseason play.

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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