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UConn Plays Tulsa For The American Championship on Sunday

Abdou Mbacke Thiam has posted three goals through two league tournament games in 2015.
Nov. 14, 2015

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TAMPA, Fla. -
The UConn men's soccer team will compete for its eighth-ever conference tournament title when it takes on fourth-seeded Tulsa in the American Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday, Nov. 15 at Corbett Stadium on the campus of USF. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPNU.

Fans unable to attend the match can also stream the game on a desktop or tablet via ESPN3. A link to the match is posted above.

UConn (9-5-5) advanced past rival USF, 2-1, on Friday night in a league tournament semifinal behind second-half goals from junior midfielder Sebastian Brems and freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam. Redshirt-sophomore keeper Scott Levene matched a career-high with seven saves as the Huskies pushed their unbeaten streak to seven-straight (6-0-1).

The Huskies have won seven total conference tournament titles, including four under 19th-year head coach Ray Reid. The team is 5-0-2 in two seasons of competition in The American Championships and will be searching for its first league conference title since 2007 (Big East).


 

 

Sunday's match will mark the fifth between the two programs in a series dating back to 2008. The Huskies lead, 2-0-2, including a 1-1 tie at Tulsa on Oct. 24. Thiam helped the Huskies grab a conference point when he tallied the equalizer with one second remaining in regulation.

The Huskies have scored first in 10 of their 19 games this season and sport a 8-1-1 record in such contests. Additionally, the team is 7-0-0 when scoring at least two goals. During the squad's seven-match unbeaten streak, it has outscored opponents, 14-to-4, and posted four shutouts.

Tulsa advanced to the tournament final after moving past top-seeded SMU in penalty kicks on Friday afternoon. The Golden Hurricane enter the tilt with a 7-6-5 overall record. Eight different players have recorded at least two goals for Tulsa, led by six from 2015 league Rookie of the Year Juan Sanchez.

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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