Saturday, September 10, 2011

UConn Sports Roundup, September 10, 2011

Miscellaneous Blog/Personal News: My surgery is Monday. If you want to know more, email me. In any case, this will render me unable to post on the blog for about a week, maybe a little less. If you want updates on your favorite teams, check out the Athletic Website.

Football: The big travel game for the Huskies is today at 7:30 PM at Vanderbilt. That game will air locally on SNY and (though the latter will likely be showing the Comcast Sports South Broadcast). Also, the SNY broadcast is not Big East Regional Television so I have no idea if it's the same production crew. In any case, the Huskies QB situation is still not settled, though I think McCummings and McEntee will get most of the playing time. And now we may see issues at running back too after Lyle McCombs had a great week last week while presumed starter DJ Shoemate was hurt. There are a lot of questions to be answered when the Huskies take the field tonight. I'm looking forward to it.

Men's Soccer: The #3 team in the country defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as part of the Hurricane Classic. The final score was 1-0. Mamadou Doudou Diouf got a goal in the 25th minute. Next up, the Huskies will take on SMU at 12:30 PM Sunday, also in Tulsa. That game is on and WHUS 91.7 FM.

Field Hockey: The #4 ranked Huskies host Albany today at noon and Drexel tomorrow at 2 PM. Next weekend, the Huskies open Big East play on Saturday when they host Villanova. They will then host Boston College on Sunday the 18th.

Women's Soccer: The Huskies defeated #20/23 Boston University, 3-0. It snapped BU's 5-game win streak. The Huskies are now 3-2-0, after their win before 1,404 fans. It was scoreless at halftime, but Danielle Schullman scored in the 53rd minute, and Julie Hubbard and Jessica Prendergast added goals later on to seal the deal. Next up, the Huskies will travel to Harvard on Sunday at 1 PM to face the Crimson.

Women's Volleyball: The Huskies defeated Fairfield three sets to one in the opener of the UNH Tournament. The Huskies will face Indiana State at 10 AM today and the host New Hampshire Wildcats at 7 PM to wrap up the tournament. The Huskies are 5-3 on the season and have already won one tournament at home.

Basketball: UConn agreed yesterday to play in the second edition of the Carrier Classic in 2012. UConn will play a game atop a military aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay, on November 9, 2012. Their opponent is TBD but may be Kansas, Texas, Florida, Arizona, or Illinois. This is very exciting for the Huskies to be doing something like this.

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