Nov. 26, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men’s soccer team will face Creighton in the NCAA Quarterfinals at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. Connecticut has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinal for the second straight season and the fifth time under Head Coach Ray Reid.
- Tickets are still available at UConnhuskies.com or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youths and seniors. For group ticket information, please contact assistant coach Mike Mordocco at 860-486-2465 or by email at email@example.com
- There will be limited number of free student tickets available at the Goal Patrol meeting beginning at Noon in Gampel Pavilion on Sunday.
- Sunday’s match will have a free video broadcast at uconnhuskies.com. Fans can also listen live at WHUS.org or 91.7fm.
The Huskies will look to advance to the NCAA College Cup for the sixth time overall, the third time under Ray Reid and the first since 2000.
Connecticut, the No. 4 overall seed, earned a bye in the first round and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory over Northeastern and most recently a 2-1 victory in double overtime at home against New Mexico this past Sunday.
Freshman Nicholas Zuniga (Norwalk, Conn.) scored the deciding goal 104:18 into the contest. It was Zuniga’s first career goal for the Huskies. Mamadou Doudou Diouf scored to even the game at 1-1 midway through the second half after the Huskies fell behind for just the fifth time all season. UNM opened the scoring 32 minutes in.
Creighton earned the No. 12 overall seed and also had a bye in the first round. The Blue Jays come into Sunday’s match with a 16-3-3 record and earned the right to travel to Storrs for the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 4-2 victory over Washington in the second round and a victory in penalty kicks at Akron this past Sunday.
Creighton and Connecticut have just one common opponent in 2012 with both teams defeating Washington.
UConn and Creighton have met two times, with both matches coming in NCAA Tournament action. Most notably, the Huskies defeated Creighton in the 2000 NCAA Championship. The Blue Jays downed UConn in Omaha, Neb., 2-1 in overtime, in the 2008 NCAA Third Round.