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Third-Seeded Men's Soccer Faces USF In Third Round NCAA Action



Sunday, Dec. 2 @ NOON

Joseph J. Morrone Stadium




STORRS, Conn. (December 1, 2007) - The third-seeded University of Connecticut men's soccer team rides a seven-game win streak into its NCAA Third Round match with South Florida Sunday, Dec. 2, at noon in Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The match was originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m., but was moved up in anticipation of inclement weather later in the day. This is the third meeting between the two teams this season with the Huskies coming away with wins in the regular season and BIG EAST Quarterfinals.


FOLLOW THE GAMES: Sunday’s match between UConn and USF can be followed through GameTracker, as well as on the radio/Internet through WHUS with John Tuite calling the action ... Both media are available via the front page of


TICKETS: Tickets for the second round of the NCAA College Cup are available from the UConn ticket office by calling (860) 486-2724/Toll Free 1-877-AT UCONN (288-2666) or by ordering . All tickets are general admission and will be priced as follows: $6.00 for adults (18+), $4.00 for seniors (62+) and children (under 18) and $2.00 for all college students with ID.


NEXT UP: The winner of Sunday afternoon’s match will advance to the Quarterfinal Round and face either 11th-seeded Virginia Tech or Old Dominion ... The Hokies and ODU take to the field at 1:00 p.m. Sunday ... Final Eight matches are slated for December 7-9 at campus sites.


The Huskies are making their 28th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament, in which they hold a 31-23-2 and two national championships (1981 & 2000) to their credit.

This is UConn’s fifth trip to the Round of 16 under Ray Reid ... The team is 3-0-1 in the previous four matches with the last one coming against Akron in 2005 (3-3 tie, Akron on PKs).

With the No. 3 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, UConn earned its highest seeding ever ... The Huskies were the fourth-seeded team in 1999 for their previous high position ... Seeding has been in place since 1994 with four teams holding spots ... That expanded to eight in 1997 and 16 in 2003.

Since seeding began in 1994, the Huskies have held a set spot four times.

Head Coach Ray Reid is making his 10th consecutive trip to the big dance in 11 years at the helm of the Huskies ... In that time, he is 14-6-2 in the tournament with one National Championship and one College Cup semifinal under his belt.

UConn is undefeated in 12 of the last 13 NCAA Tournament games played in Morrone Stadium ... They had an 11-game unbeaten streak snapped last season in the first-round loss to Fairfield ... The Huskies are 12-2-1 under Ray Reid when playing at home.

In tourney action, the Huskies are 24-13-1 all-time at home and 7-10-1 away from Morrone Stadium.

UConn is 5-2-0 under Ray Reid and 7-6-0 all-time when playing in the month of December ... The last time it took the field in December was in 2002 with a 3-0 loss to Maryland in the NCAA Quarterfinals in College Park