Men’s Soccer: UConn concludes regular season against South Florida


UConn men’s soccer freshman forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam takes a penalty during the Huskies’ game against Cincinnati at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in Storrs, Connecticut on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Thiam scored UConn’s lone goal in the 1-1 draw. (Jackson Haigis/The Daily Campus)

The UConn men’s soccer team concludes their regular season on Saturday evening when USF comes to Storrs.

In their last time out, UConn (6-5-5, 2-3-2 The American) extended its unbeaten streak to four when they defeated Yale 1-0. Junior co-captain Kwame Awuah scored his first goal of the season when he gave UConn the lead in the 51st minute. Coming off a conference Goalkeeper of the Week nod, Scott Levene recorded his sixth clean sheet of the season.

Saturday’s match marks the 15th time UConn and USF have met since 1988. The Huskies hold the all time advantage, 9-2-3. USF, though, won their matchup earlier this season, 1-0.

Since 201, UConn is 43-6-10 (.814) when playing at Morrone Stadium.

The Bulls (10-3-2, 5-0-2 The American) are currently ranked seventh in the national polls. They are coming off a 1-1 tie against 16th-ranked Old Dominion. Look for Nazeem Bartman to give UConn trouble, as he leads the team in goals and assists on the season.

UConn checked in at No. 69, up 27 spots from the first version on Oct. 5 and 13 spots from a week ago. In total, six American Athletic Conference programs were ranked in the top-100, led by No. 7 USF.

The Huskies will conclude their regular season on Halloween night. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Morrone Stadium.

Elan-Paolo DeCarlo is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at He tweets @ElanDeCarlo.

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