Men's Soccer: Huskies fight back twice to draw No. 7 Louisville
Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013 23:10
The UConn men’s soccer team drew No. 7 Louisville to a 2-2 draw on the road Saturday evening in the two team’s first and last regular season conference match.
The Huskies (6-2-5, 2-0-4 The American) overcame a 2-1 second half deficit with goals from Edir DaGraca and Cyle Larin. UConn has now not lost a match since a Sept. 17 at Syracuse when the Orange took down the then-No. 12 Huskies 1-0.
The Cardinals (9-2-2, 4-0-1 The American) have not lost since a Sept. 13 home loss to UC Irvine entering their match with UConn undefeated in conference play.
The Cardinals struck first in the match Tuesday night when forward Zack Foxhoven broke through just after the first 30 minutes of play. The goal, Foxhoven’s first of the season, was the first goal scored on the UConn defense since a 2-2 draw at home against UCF.
The Huskies drew even with the Cardinals just after a minute in the second half when sophomore Nicholas Zuniga assisted DaGraca’s for the UConn’s first score of the game. The Cardinals went right back ahead though less than ten minutes later when Louisville’s Ivan Gutierrez scored his sixth goal of the season.
UConn drew even for the second and final time when the freshmen Larin found the back of the net on a ball set up by Adria Beso.
The Huskies held on to the draw for remainder of the match and two overtime periods. UConn had multiple opportunities to take advantage in overtime from Allando Matheson and Jacob Nerwinski, but was not able to overcome the draw.
UConn will return to action tomorrow night on the road against the Yale Bulldogs. The last out-of-conference road match for the Huskies will kick off at 7 p.m.