This is supposed to be a bounce-back year for the UConn men's soccer team, but the season started with another bump in the road for the Huskies.
UConn normally dominates its opponents in both possession and shots, but the Huskies were unable to gain any sort of dominance over St. Francis (NY) in a season-opening scoreless draw at Morrone Stadium.
The Huskies had a couple great chances to score, especially on set pieces, but the scoring touch was not there. UConn scored three goals in two preseason matches against Rider and Syracuse last week.
Head coach Ray Reid pointed to the UConn's youth, but also a need to play better following the draw.
The biggest concern for the Huskies could be the loss of left back Dylan Greenberg, who suffered a collarbone injury early in the match.
Dan Madigan and Matt Zampini, contributors to The UConn Blog and the sports editors of The Daily Campus, joined Tim Fontenault, The UConn Blog's assistant manager, to discuss the opening match of the season.
Tim Fontenault: Obviously, this was not the start UConn was looking for. I have high hopes for this season, after seeing what some of the new additions are capable of, and one game isn't going to change my opinion. But UConn needs to come out on fire against a tough Quinnipiac side Monday.