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Men's Soccer Begins NCAA Tournament Play on Thursday

Abdou Mbacke Thiam has scored a team-high 11 goals in the 2015 season.
Nov. 17, 2015

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STORRS, Conn. --
The UConn men's soccer team makes its 35th NCAA Tournament appearance on Thursday, Nov. 19 when it plays host to Boston University in a First Round match at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. and will be broadcasted by WHUS.org, 91.7 FM.

The Last Meeting
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September 6, 2013
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, Conn.
No. 3 UConn Men's Soccer Wins 1-0
STORRS, Conn. - Junior transfer Edir DaGraca scored his first goal as a Husky in the 41st minute as the No. 3 University of Connecticut men's soccer team defeated the Boston University Terriers, 1-0, on Friday night in front of a crowd of 4,243 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. UConn improves to 2-0-0 on the season while the Terriers fall to 0-2-0.

UConn (9-5-6) earned an at-large bid to the tournament on Monday during the online selection show. The program has now qualified for the event in 17 of the last 18 years under current head coach Ray Reid.

Fans unable to attend the match can access the free video stream or gametracker by clicking the links above. Additionally, @UConnMSOC will provide in-game updates on Twitter throughout the match. Tickets to the match are available by CLICKING HERE.

 

In 16 NCAA Tournament trips under Reid, the Huskies are 22-10-7, including an 18-5-3 mark at Morrone Stadium. The program has advanced to the quarterfinals three times since 2011.

 

The Huskies advanced to the American Athletic Conference championship game on Nov. 15, playing Tulsa to a 1-1 double overtime draw before bowing out in penalty kicks.

16 of UConn's 23 goals have come after the first half of play (15 in the second half, one in overtime). Additionally, after scoring just seven goals in its first 11 games, Connecticut has responded with 16 goals over its final nine matches.

Thursday's tilt will be the 47th meeting between the two programs and first since 2013. The Huskies lead the all-time series, 31-12-3, but sport a 1-2 all-time mark against the Terriers in NCAA Tournament play.

Through the most recent NCAA stats release on Nov. 16, UConn checks in at No. 1 in The American and No. 17 nationally with a 0.74 goals against average and also is 71st with a 0.35 shutout percentage. Individually, junior co-captain Kwame Awuah is fourth with nine total assists, while freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam stands at 40th with 0.55 goals/gm and 20th with 11 individual scores.

Boston University earned an at-large bid to the tournament after compiling a 12-5-2 overall record and a 6-1-2 mark in Patriot League competition.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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