Huskies to play Central Florida at home
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013 00:10
The No. 24 UConn men’s soccer team returns to Storrs on Saturday night for their first home game in the American Athletic Conference against Central Florida.
UConn (3-2-3, 0-0-2 American) is coming off its second consecutive draw against Temple in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore forward Nicholas Zuniga found the back of the net for the first time this season, becoming the fifth Husky of the season to score a goal.
Despite letting up its first home goal of the season, Temple came back to score less than 20 minutes later and held on for the tie. After starting the season with consecutive victories, the Huskies have gone 1-2-3 since a Sept. 10 draw against Washington.
Central Florida (3-4-2, 1-1-0 American) is coming off its first conference win of the season against Cincinnati on the road. Senior Omar Vallejo and sophomore Romario Williams were the goal scorers for the Knights in the 2-1 victory. Williams has been the main offensive spark for the Knights all season with four goals scored.
Central Florida’s defense has performed averagely so far this season, letting up one goal per game through their first nine games, including six in their last three matches. The Huskies have only let up five goals in eight matches and have yet to give up multiple goals in a single match.
UConn has not played a home match since its 2-1 win over Saint Louis on Sept. 21. This will be the third straight road game for the Knights before they return to Orlando for an Oct. 9 match against Memphis.
UConn kicks off against Central Florida tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Morrone Stadium in Storrs.