Men’s Soccer: Match at Providence called off after 60 minutes due to lightning


The Huskies will be returning to Storrs without a result due to weather (Nicholas Hampton/The Daily Campus)

UConn traveled to Providence College for a match against the Friars, but the game was called off in the 60th minute due to lightning with PC leading 1-0.

“Due to inclement weather conditions, the game vs Providence was officially called in the 60th minute. The game will not count towards the Huskies’ record,” the UConn Men’s Soccer Twitter account tweeted around 9:50 p.m.

According to NCAA rules, a game has to reach the 70th in order to count towards the teams’ records.

UConn (5-2-1) couldn’t get much going offensively, as PC (5-4-1) dominated in shots, taking 11 to the Huskies’ three. PC freshman Andualem Chisholm scored the lone goal of the contest.

The Huskies were fortunate to allow just one goal with their opponents taking 11 shots, six of which were on goal. UConn goalkeeper Austin Aviza saved five shots and played the whole game.

UConn will play their next game against conference opponent Cincinnati (3-7-1) at home Saturday night. The Huskies are (4-0-1) at home this season. Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m.

Sean Janos is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at

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