UConn Sports Roundup, September 21, 2011


Men’s soccer: The #2 Huskies improved to 7-0-0 on the year with a 2-0 victory over the #10 Boston College 2-0. Carlos Alvarez and Tony Cascio added goals. A good road win for the Huskies against a prominent opponent. Next up, we face our archnemisis St. John’s Saturday night at Morrone Stadium. A huge sell-out crowd is expected for this one. To any students on campus, go to Memorial Stadium at 6:00 PM for a Goal Patrol meeting and lots of free stuff. This should be a great game. On an unrelated note, Red Storm has got to be the stupidest nickname this side of Orange. They decided “Redmen” wasn’t PC so they tried to get cute with it. Blech. Aditionally, #1 Maryland drew 0-0 to Seton Hall, so we could be ranked #1 next week.
Women’s Ice Hockey: The Huskies were picked to finish fifth in the Hockey East preseason poll out of eight teams. Boston University finished first with 55 votes, including six first place votes. UConn received 30. The team will open up on Friday night with an exhibition vs. McGill at 7:00 PM.

Men’s Ice Hockey: UConn was picked to finish fifth in Atlantic Hockey this season’s poll. UConn reached the AHA semifinals last year and will look to improve. Once one of the worst programs in the country, the Huskies seek to increase their talent. They will open with an exhibition vs. Ryerson on October 1 at 8:00 PM.

Field Hockey: In spite of their loss to BC over the weekend, the Huskies are still ranked #4 in the latest poll. UConn received 720 votes, but Old Dominion received all 47 first place votes.

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