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UConn Men’s Soccer, Men’s Hockey Players Earn Weekly Conference Honors

Two players from each squad were honored by their respective conferences Monday.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

It is a busy time for UConn athletics, as men’s hockey season has started in addition to all the fall sports in the heart of their seasons.

The Huskies had a good weekend at the rink, garnering a split with Maine on the road in Orono, Maine. They had two players on the Hockey East top performers list as a reward for their efforts.

Defenseman Miles Gendron was named to the list for his three assists in Saturday’s contest, giving himself a career high in points and assists in a game. He assisted on UConn’s first three goals.

Goaltender Adam Huska stopped 38 of 39 shots on Saturday, saving 15 of 16 shots in the final period to clinch the win. The Black Bears pulled their goaltender with 7:41 to go and spent 5:31 with the extra man, almost all of which was spent keeping the Huskies in their defensive zone. For his efforts, Huska was also a Hockey East top performer.

Men’s Soccer went 1-1-0 on the week as well, falling to No. 3 Maryland at home before winning on the road against Cincinnati. They are 3-0-0 in the American Athletic Conference and have yet to allow a goal in conference play. With four games to go, the Huskies are tied for first place with USF, who they will play in Tampa on Friday night.

Goaltender Scott Levene made three saves against the Terrapins Monday and followed it up with six more against Cincinnati, earning himself goalkeeper of the week honors for the fourth time overall and the third consecutive week.

Center back Jacob Hauser-Ramsey also reprises his role as defender of the week in the American after winning it last week. He has been a huge part of UConn’s success in conference play and their league-best six clean sheets on the year.

Abdou Mbacke Thiam was placed on the five-man honor roll after scoring against Cincinnati, his fifth game-winning goal of the year.

Blaise Tohou-N’Gague was also named to the honor roll after his penalty kick goal against Maryland.