8/30 MSoc Rankings NSCAA #14/ Soccer America #17

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  1. 4in16

    4in16 uses the force

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    Men's soccer moved up significantly in both polls this week after easily beating Iona and Omaha improving to 2-0 in 3 days while scoring 5 goals (tied for 9th in the country). Impressive jumps up to #14 from just receiving votes in the NSCAA poll and up to 8 spots from #25 to #17 in the Soccer America poll.
     
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  2. jho

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    Tonight 7:30 p.m. Morrone Stadium

    NO. 14 MEN'S SOCCER SET TO HOST LOUISVILLE, CORNELL

    The Huskies will host the Cardinals and Big Red at Morrone Stadium during Labor Day Weekend
    Sept. 1, 2016

    STORRS, Conn. – Fresh off a pair of opening-weekend victories, the No. 14 UConn men’s soccer team returns to the pitch when it welcomes Louisville (Sept. 2) and Cornell (Sept. 5) to Joseph J. Morrone Stadium for regular-season action. The Huskies open the weekend against the Cardinals on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before hosting the Big Red on Monday at 7 p.m.

    UConn (2-0-0) broke into the national polls on Tuesday, climbing 12 spots to No. 14 in the first edition of the NSCAA rankings. Additionally, the team checked in at No. 11 in the weekly TopDrawerSoccer.com rankings.

    Fans who are unable to attend the contest can keep up with the action via a radio broadcast on WHUS.org, 91.7 FM or live stats.

    The Huskies sport a 4-2-1 all-time mark against Louisville in a series that dates back to 2005, while the team played to a draw in its only-ever meeting with Cornell in 1995.

    With a pair of wins in the season’s opening weekend, Connecticut owns a 23-5-7 record at Morrone Stadium since the start of the 2013 campaign. Over its last seven matches at home, dating back to Oct. 17, 2015, UConn has out-scored its opponents, 17-to-4, and has posted three shutouts.

    After opening the season with a pair of convincing wins over Iona and Omaha, standouts Abdou Mbacke Thiam and Niko Petridis were honored by The American on Monday. Thiam, who registered five points on two goals and an assist, was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week, while Petridis picked up Rookie of the Week honors after scoring in the 85th minute against Omaha.

    The first 500 students to attend the Goal Patrol meeting (Gate 3) on Friday before the Louisville match will receive a free t-shirt.

    To keep up with the Huskies during the 2016 campaign, follow @UConnMSOC on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #EveryGameMatters of #EGM.
     
  3. ASweet3781

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    Sh*tting the bed in the first half, down 2-0 to Louisville at home. You don't get many opportunities against Power 5 competition anymore and you no show? Gave up a goal 40 seconds in on brain fart in backfield. Set the whole tone.
     
  4. dbmill

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    In addition to defensive mistakes, it sounded like the Huskies just didn't generate much on offense as well. Look for UConn to plummet in the next poll, especially considering Louisville was the first really good team that the Huskies have played this season.
     
  5. jho

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    The Huskies are back at it tonight at 7:00 p.m. vs. Cornell. Hopefully, we'll see a better effort than we saw Friday night.
     
  6. dbmill

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    Game against Cornell, it's 2-0 UConn in the second half with goals from Geres (seeing his first action of the season) and Zuniga.
     
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    This game was similar to the Omaha game last week. The Huskies dominated possession for long stretches but failed to generate quality scoring opportunities until midway through the 2nd half.
     
  8. dbmill

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    Here's an ugly stat. It's still early in the season, yet UConn has already taken three penalty kicks. The three shots have resulted in one goal. A cynic might say that Ray Reid's squad is already getting ready for the post season.
     
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