USF MSoccer takes on Uconn in regular season finale

Posted: November 1, 2014 in Soccer

The Bulls are back home as they host Uconn to close out the regular season. USF, 9-6-1 (4-2-1), is  hoping for a strong last season victory to close out the year at Corbett (game begins at 7:30 PM). The Huskies are 8-6-2 (5-1-1) and sit in first place in the AAC with the Bulls sitting in third. A win in this one would be huge entering the AAC tournament. 

Uconn is led by sophomore forward Cyle Larin who leads the team with 8 goals on the year (59 shot attempts) and has 3 assists on the year. Sophomore Ethan Vanacore-Decker has 4 goals (46 shot attempts) and 2 assists on the year. Senior midfielder Adria Beso Marco has 3 goals on 18 shot attempts. Finally junior forward Nicholas Zuniga has 1 goal and has 3 assists to round out the heart of their offensive attack. Spasoje Stefanovic has given up some goals late, mostly because the defense has been feeling the pressure with the offense struggling. He will need the USF offense to get in rhythm and take the pressure off of him.

Uconn has two keepers that have both started 8 games each this year. Redshirt freshman Scott Levene has allowed 6 goals all year while making 22 saves. Redshirt junior Jacob Wagmeister has allowed 14 goals during the year but has made 37 saves. Both are very capable keepers, whoever gets the start and for the stumbling USF offense, it won’t get any easier in this game. USF has managed just 3 goals in the last 3 games combined, a bad time for the offense to find a cold spell. Look for senior leaders like Lucas Baldin, Edwin Moalosi, and Tyler Blackwood to pick up the offense in their home finales and put some shots on goal early and often in this game.

 

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