UConn Huskies Sports Roundup, October 5th


Football: It’s gameweek at West Virginia, where the Huskies are 20.5 point underdogs. Kickoff is at noon on SNY and Big East regional TV. UConn is 2-3 overall, and this is the Big East opener. The good news is, Johnny McEntee is starting to put it all together. The bad news is, our defense can’t play like they did last week or we’ll lose by 40. And we all know what will happen in the Daily Campus come Monday. On a side note, if McDonalds ever buys out Johnny Rockets, Johnny Mac wouldn’t be a bad name for the new mascot/meal.  And sadly/thankfully, I won’t be watching this game anyway since it is Yom Kippur.

Men’s Soccer: The #1 Huskies defeated the Manhattan College Jaspers, 3-0 last night. Carlos Alvarez scored the first UConn goal just four minutes into the action, and Juho Karpinen and Stephane Diop added goals later in the half. In the second half, the Huskies’ second stringers failed to score a goal. Nevertheless, Andre Blake recorded the eighth straight shutout, tying a team record set in 2009. The Huskies will look for the win and record Saturday at noon as they travel to Notre Dame. A Husky win puts them in good position to win the Blue Division title, with both Georgetown and Marquette coming as home games later in the season.

Women’s Volleyball: The Huskies bounced back from a rough weekend, sweeping the Hartford Hawks in straight sets, 3-0. The Huskies are now back at .500 with a 9-9 record, and will travel to South Florida over the weekend. The Bulls are 6-10 overall (2-2 Big East).

Field Hockey: UConn ranked #2 in the first RPI computer ranking of the season. The 10-1 Huskies trail only unbeaten Old Dominion. However, we are still stuck at #4 in the coaches’ poll. This weekend, the Huskies are in Washington, DC to face Georgetown on Friday at 3:00, then will face Virginia in Princeton, NJ at 11:00 AM on Sunday. The Huskies are tied with Syracuse for first place in the Big East at 3-0.

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