UConn Huskies Sports Weekend Preview and Roundup, October 7th


Well, tonight at sundown starts Yom Kippur, the holiest Jewish day of the year. Which brings me to this joke involving a certain (non)-presidential candidate and a Senator from Connecticut:

Sarah Palin: Hello, may I please speak with Senator Lieberman?
Receptionist: I’m sorry, Governor. The Senator is not in today. This is Yom Kippur.
Sarah Palin: Ok, Yom. Can I leave a message with you?

And now for the Husky wrapup and weekend preview:

Football: The Huskies are 21 point underdogs heading into Morgantown to face West Virginia. But we have a one game win streak against the Mountaineers. In fact, since we got our first win against the Mountaineers, we are undefeated and unscored upon in games against them. So I like our chances. (The proceeding was meant sarcastically). Seriously though, this will be a hard game for us. Johnny Rockets (I’m going to start calling him that now, see if it catches on) is finally starting to show some promise, but if our defense plays like it did against Western Michigan today, we could allow 66 points… or more. So let’s see. Or in my case, not see. Unless the game is still going at 7:08 PM. That would be fun.

Men’s Soccer: The #1 ranked Huskies play at #11 Notre Dame tomorrow at noon. Game is available on WHUS or on UND All-Access. The Fighting Irish are 0-1-1 in their last two games, and probably don’t want to start 1-2 in the Big East. So expect this to be a tough competition. The Huskies return home Wednesday at 7:30 to face New England rival Providence at 7:30. That game is also on WHUS and All-Access. Additionally, Tony Cascio is nominated for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. More info here. Be sure to vote once a day here.

Women’s Soccer: The Huskies continue their four-game road trip tonight at 7:30 as they face South Florida. They then wrap it up Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM at Marquette. Live Audio is available from the Marquette website in addition to Gametracker. Currently the Golden Eagles are 5-1-0 and atop the Big East American Division with 15 points, while USF has 6 points, 2 behind the Huskies for the final playoff spot. Update 12:53 PM: The USF game will also be on WHUS.

Field Hockey: The #4 Huskies continue Big East play with a Friday afternoon game today at Georgetown. Play gets underway at 3:00 PM. The Huskies are 10-1 overall and 3-0 in Big East play, tied with Syracuse atop the conference. The Huskies will then head to Princeton for a neutral-site contest against a Virginia team that has been very disappointing this season. The preseason #3 has now fallen completely out of the rankings. They’ll look to prove they can do something against the Huskies, but don’t count on it.

Baseball: The Big East- Big Ten Challenge schedule was released this week. UConn will face Indiana, Purdue, and Ohio State over the three day competition, which begins February 17th. Other known games are discussed at the bottom of this post.

Men’s Ice Hockey: The regular season gets underway tonight at 7:05 PM as the Huskies travel to Bowling Green. The teams will square off again tomorrow at the same time. Live audio and stats are available on the Falcons’ website.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The Huskies are in upstate New York this weekend for two games. First, Saturday at 1 PM, they take on St. Lawrence in Canton, NY. Then, it’s off to Potsdam to face Clarkson at Sunday at 1:00 PM. I could not find anything about live audio or state. If you can, post in the comments. The Huskies are 0-1-1 on the season following a season opener series vs. RPI.

Women’s Volleyball: The Huskies have a single game this weekend, tonight at 7:00 PM at USF. The Huskies are 0-4 in the Big East this season, while the Bulls are 2-2.

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