UConn routs Harvard to remain unbeaten
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 00:09
The No. 4 UConn men’s soccer team exploded for six goals on the road Friday evening against Harvard, the 6-0 win was the largest margin of victory since 2010. The Huskies improve to 5-0-1.
In a game that saw four yellow cards, UConn outshot Harvard 13-3 and scored three goals in each half.
Junior Mamadou Diouf set the tone early scoring two goals of the game. The pair of goals gives him a team-high four goals this season. He also added an assist in the 46th minute on a through ball to senior Carlos Alvarez, who put the ball past the Harvard goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
Already with a one-goal lead in the 11th minute, Diouf stole the ball from a Harvard defender at the top of the 18-yard box and fired a low shot past the their goalkeeper.
In the middle of the first half, Stephane Diop got in on action when curled a shot from the top of the box to the top opposite corner of the goal, scoring his first goal of the season.
A pair of yellow cards led to senior Max Wasserman’s second goal of the season on a free kick from just outside the box. Sophomore Allando Matheson netted his third goal of the season in the 88th minute to cap the scoring.
Sophomore goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded his fourth shutout of the season, lowering his goal-against-average to 0.32 while his save percentage remained at .875 because he was not required to make any saves against the Crimson.
Sophomore Jacob Wagmeister saw the first playing time of his career, in the last 12 minutes after the outcome no longer in doubt.
Connecticut is joined by undefeated Marquette, Notre Dame, Georgetown and Pittsburgh atop the Big East Blue Division.
The Huskies return home Tuesday night to face Boston College at 7 p.m.