Nov. 19, 2010
The nationally-ranked UConn men's soccer team will host Brown on Sunday, Nov. 21 in NCAA Tournament second round action at Morrone Stadium at 1:00 p.m. Live video streaming of the game will be available free at the link below.
UConn is 29-30-2 all-time against Brown and 4-3 against the Bears in NCAA Tournament play.
Tickets for the match are $6 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors and $2 for students. Tickets can be purchased from the UConn ticket office by visiting UConnHuskies.com. Fans can also purchase tickets at the stadium ticket windows beginning at noon on Sunday.
Live Stats - GameTracker @ UConnHuskies.com
Live Audio - WHUS.org or 91.7 FM
Live Video - http://www.ncaa.com/allaccess/index.html?media=212623
UCONN IN NCAA TOURNAMENT ACTION
UConn is 34-25-3 in NCAA Tournament play dating back to the 1960 season. Under current head coach Ray Reid, UConn is 17-8-3 in NCAA action, including last year's scoreless tie in the first round at Monmouth.
The Huskies are led this year by Tony Cascio, who was named the 2010 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, as he is leading the Huskies with 10 goals and six assists for 26 points. Carlos Alvarez, who was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team, leads the BIG EAST Conference with 14 assists.
UConn's Josh Ford was named the 2010 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year after posting 11 shutouts en route to a record-breaking season. Ford owns the UConn records in career wins (54), career shutouts (50) and consecutive starts (84). He currently ranks seventh among all-time Huskies with 271 career saves.
LAST TIME OUT
UConn battled Cincinnati to a 1-1 double-over time, which ended in the Bearcats' advancing to the BIG EAST semifinals after the Huskies fell 4-1 in a shootout. Stephane Diop
scored UConn's lone goal against Cincinnati, while Josh Ford
made three saves in net for the Huskies.
UConn earned a first round bye in the NCAA Tournament, which began on Thursday, Nov. 18.
SHUTTING THE DOOR ON OPPONENTS
UConn has outscored its opponents 39-6 on the year, including a 15-2 clip in BIG EAST Conference play during the regular season. UConn has blanked its opponents 13 times this season, while senior goalkeeper Josh Ford has earned 11 shutouts on the year.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Brown is 12-3-3 on the year after edging Boston College 2-1 on Thursday night in NCAA First Round action. Brown finished Ivy League play at .500 with a 3-3-1 record in the conference. Brown is led by Paul Grandstrand in net as he has a 0.48 GAA, while shutting out 11 opponents. He has picked up 58 saves in 18 contests this season. Taylor Gorman led the way for the Bears on Thursday as he assisted on both goals of the night for Brown to lead them to victory. With 16 points, Brown is led on the year by Sean Rosa. Rosa has six goals and four assists.
HOME SWEET HOME
UConn is 8-0-2 when playing at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium this season and has yet to lose a game on its home field in 2010.
The winner of Sunday's contest will play the winner of the second round match between UC-Santa Barbara and California. California is hosting the contest, which is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday afternoon.