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UConn Women’s Soccer Stays at No. 23, Men’s Soccer Falls Out

The women maintained their No. 23 spot in the country, while the men fell out of the poll entirely.

Photo by: Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

The UConn women’s soccer team had only one match this week, a 2-0 away victory against Colgate. As such, they held their spot in the coaches’ poll from last week, staying at No. 23. The squad will take that ranking and their 7-2-0 record into a match at Morrone Stadium on Thursday, with kickoff coming at 7:00 p.m against Fordham.

The women lost 2-0 to Rutgers at Morrone on August 28, who are ranked No. 22, also maintaining their spot from last week. The Huskies also have played Florida State, losing 3-0 in Tallahassee. The Seminoles also held their ranking, staying at No. 3.

As for future opponents, South Florida dropped two spots, from No. 15 down to No. 17. The Bulls will come to Morrone Stadium on October 16. The Huskies are into conference play after their match against Fordham and no other American Athletic Conference teams received votes from the coaches.

The men’s team received two points in the poll last week, but after a 1-0 overtime loss to then-No. 1 Notre Dame and a 5-1 win over Loyola (MD), they lost both of those points to fall out of the poll entirely. The Huskies (4-3-0) look to change their 0-2-0 record away from Morrone Stadium on Wednesday when they travel to Kingston, Rhode Island to take on the University of Rhode Island Rams.

The Fighting Irish fell to No. 3 after the close call at home against the Huskies, combined with a 1-0 loss to No. 13 Louisville, whom the Huskies have also lost to this year, 2-0.

The men’s squad look forward to a matchup with Boston College at Morrone Stadium on October 18. The Eagles fell from No. 15 to the top of received votes after an 2-0 loss to No. 2 Syracuse. AAC rival South Florida, who UConn will play at home on October 15, came back into the poll after a one-week absence. They received 12 points, good for 10th in the received votes portion of the poll.