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Multiple Weekly Honors for Both Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Patterson, Spillane and Armstrong earned honors for the women, while Awuah and Petridis represented the men.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

The UConn men’s soccer team only played one match, but it made the most of it, winning 5-0 over Cincinnati. The match was the Huskies’ sixth straight win and fourth consecutive shutout, currently running on 366:40 without allowing a goal.

Kwame Awuah scored his first two goals of the year against Cincinnati and was rewarded for his performance with Co-offensive Player of the Week honors in the American Athletic Conference.

Niko Petridis assisted on one of the five Husky goals on Saturday and earned a spot on the weekly Honor Roll.

The women’s soccer team had two matches on the week, both in Texas. The No. 21 Huskies had a scoreless draw against SMU on Thursday and beat Houston, 1-0, on Sunday. They are now unbeaten in their last seven (6-0-1) and have started conference play with a 3-0-1 record.

UConn did not allow any goals this week and held SMU to three shots, all of which were in the second half. As a result, two defensive players for the Huskies earned weekly honors. Toriana Patterson was Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts on the back line.

Emily Armstrong’s 11 saves between the two matches earned her a spot on the weekly Honor Roll.

Erin Spillane also took a spot on the Honor Roll. The freshman came on as a substitute in the 71st minute against Houston and barely three minutes later scored what would become the game-winning goal, her first goal of the year.