Bring It: Fans Invited to Cheer on Men’s Soccer at Home

The Huskies celebrate their winning goal against Tulsa on Oct. 1. (Stephen Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn)
The Huskies celebrate their winning goal against Tulsa on Oct. 1. (Stephen Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn)

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The UConn men’s soccer team is off to an 8-3-0 overall start, including a 2-0-0 record in American Athletic Conference play, with both conference games on the road.

Last Saturday’s 1-0 win against Tulsa was particularly sweet in light of the Huskies’ loss to Tulsa on penalty points in last year’s conference championship.

The winning goal was scored by redshirt junior Andrew Geres, who has three goals for the season; Abdou Thiam leads with seven. UConn made a strong showing on offense, anchored by goalie Scott Levene: the shutout victory against Tulsa was the third in a row and fifth of the season.

After winning five straight matches, Connecticut checked in at No. 18 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll on Monday afternoon.

Next, the Huskies will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, hoping to increase their winning streak to six and maintain their undefeated start to conference play. The team has won five of its six matches in Storrs this season, and holds a 26-6-7 mark on its home field since the start of the 2013 campaign.

With four home games remaining, the UConn men’s soccer team is offering fans a chance to attend one of those games at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at a discounted rate. Fans who purchase 20 tickets or more at $2 each will have their ticket allotment number ordered double free-of-charge. The offer is subject to availability. For more information, contact John Donlon.

To keep up with the Huskies throughout the 2016 campaign, follow @UConnMSOC on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #EveryGameMatters.