No funny quips or anecdotes today to open with today, we’ll just get right to it. It was a week to forget for the UConn men’s soccer team. After a mid-week loss at Yale, the schedule didn’t get any easier for UConn, which traveled down to Georgetown to play the No. 5 ranked Hoyas this past Saturday.
The Huskies fell 4-1, going down two goals in the first half and only mustering two shots. They came out in the second half with noticeably more vigor, with Felix Metzler opening his account on the season in the 46th minute. However, UConn’s press for an equalizer stretched the field, and Georgetown was able to tack on two more goals to put the game away.
UConn is now 2-3 on the season, and has lost its last two games by a three-goal deficit. It’s an ugly little skid for the Huskies, but here’s a silver lining: Farleigh Dickinson picked up a scalp against Gonzaga, while Yale is currently 2-0-2 on the year and has snagged points from Syracuse and Colgate. And Georgetown’s ranking needs no explanation; the Hoyas are 5-0 and will contend for a national title.
What all that’s meant to say is that maybe those teams were better than advertised. That’s certainly not an excuse, as a Ray Reid-coached team should expect to contend and beat anyone in the nation. But it does offer hope that should the squad right the ship, they can still salvage the season.
But now let’s get a little nostalgic.
- Last year’s star striker Abdou Mbacke Thiam made his return to Hartford this past weekend, with his USL side Louisville City taking on the Hartford Athletic. Mbacke Thiam got the start for Lou City in the 1-0 win over the home side and will likely be a key cog in the team’s playoff push this fall.
- Oh and here’s fellow Husky alum Andre Blake, doing Andre Blake things for the Philadelphia Union in the MLS:
The current Huskies move to Dillon Stadium now, where they will play the remainder of their home games this season, starting with Tuesday night’s (Sept. 17) match against the Manhattan College Jaspers. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm.