Nov. 14, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's soccer team earned the No. 3 overall seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and will host the NCAA Second Round on Sunday, November 20 at 1 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in Storrs.
Tickets are available at UConnhuskies.com or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youths and seniors.
UConn will face the winner of the NCAA First Round matchup featuring Stony Brook (10-6-3 America East Tournament Champions) at Monmouth (14-5-1 NEC Tournament Champions) on Thursday.
North Carolina, the ACC Tournament Champions, earned the No. 1 overall seed followed by Creighton, UConn and Boston College.
The BIG EAST led all conferences with seven selections (UConn, USF, St. John's, Louisville, Providence, West Virginia, Rutgers) followed by the ACC with six.
Connecticut has been ranked in the top-10 the entire season and was as high as No. 1 during a four week stretch from September 27 - October 23. UConn is currently riding a 22-game unbeaten streak at Morrone Stadium dating back to November 7, 2009. The Huskies most recently fell in overtime at the BIG EAST Championship to St. John's in Red Bull Arena, 1-0.
2011 marks UConn's 14th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and the program's 32nd overall appearance. UConn won the NSCAA National Championship in 1948 and the NCAA Championship in 1981 and 2000. The 2000 squad was led by current assistant coach Mike Mordocco and assistant director of soccer administration Chris Gbandi.
The Huskies own an overall record of 34-25-4 in NCAA Tournament action, dating back to their first appearance in 1960. UConn stands at 17-8-4 under head coach Ray Reid.
Last season, UConn earned the No. 11 seed and hosted Brown in the NCAA Second Round. Connecticut fell in penalty kicks for the second-straight season after dropping PKs on the road at Monmouth in 2009.
The 2011 NCAA Second Round opponent will be familiar to the UConn program either way. Current assistant coach Mike Mordocco served as an assistant at Stony Brook for four seasons prior to joining the UConn staff. UConn defeated the Seawolves in the 2005 NCAA Tournament in Storrs, 2-0. Connecticut owns an all-time record of 3-0 against Stony Brook.
UConn suffered a first round defeat at Monmouth in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, falling in penalty kicks after a 0-0 score in regulation. The Huskies faced the Hawks just one previous time, earning a 3-0 victory at home in 1998.
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