The UConn men's soccer team released its full 2015 schedule Friday, with a trip to Louisville highlighting the Huskies' campaign.
UConn will head to Louisville Oct. 13 to face the Cardinals and former Husky Ethan Vanacore-Decker, who transferred to Louisville after the 2014 season. As former Big East rivals, the Huskies and Cardinals have played many exciting matches with each other, few as exciting as the 2011 Big East semifinal, when UConn's Stephane Diop curled a left-footed shot into the top corner of the goal with 10 minutes left to push UConn into the championship game.
Several big opponents will make their way to Morrone Stadium in 2015. The Huskies will host UC-Santa Barbara Sept. 13. Santa Barbara was the only program to average a higher attendance than UConn in 2012 and 2013. UConn and Santa Barbara are the only two programs in the country to be in the top four in attendance every year since 2009.
After last season's game in Storrs was rained out, UConn is again schedule to host former Big East rival Providence Sept. 30. The Friars are coming off a dream season in 2014, reaching the College Cup for the first time ever.
The Huskies will visit Massachusetts twice in two weeks in September. UConn will travel to Harvard Sept. 10, looking to replicate its last trip to Cambridge, a 6-0 win for the Huskies in 2012. They will return to Massachusetts Sept. 22 to face Boston College. The Eagles are regularly on the Huskies' schedule, but last season's match was an exhibition game in August, a 2-2 draw at Morrone Stadium.
UConn will visit USF (Sept. 26), SMU (Oct. 10), Temple (Oct. 21) and Tulsa (Oct. 24) in American Athletic Conference play. The Huskies will also host USF in their regular season finale Oct. 31, looking to avenge a loss in penalty kicks in the American semifinals at Morrone Stadium last November.
The Huskies are looking to return for the NCAA Tournament after missing the tournament for the first time since 1997 last season. UConn finished the season with a 10-6-3 record.
Here is the full UConn men's soccer schedule (* denotes American Athletic Conference match):
Aug. 16 vs. Rider (Exhibition), 7 p.m.
Aug. 22 vs. Syracuse (Exhibition), 7 p.m.
Aug. 28 vs. St. Francis, 7 p.m.
Aug. 31 vs. Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Harvard, 4 p.m.
Sept. 13 vs. Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 vs. Rhode Island, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 at USF*, TBA
Sept. 30 vs. Providence, 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 vs. Memphis*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 vs. Cincinnati*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 at SMU*, 8 p.m.
Oct. 13 at Louisville, 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 vs. UCF*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 at Temple*, 3 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Tulsa*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 vs. Yale, 7 p.m.
Oct. 31 vs. USF*, 7 p.m.