|Date||Saturday, September 17, 2016|
|Location||Storrs, Connecticut | Joseph J. Morrone Stadium|
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• Saturday’s game at UConn will be the first time the two programs have met in men’s soccer.
• It will also be Loyola’s first of a three-game road swing, which will send the Greyhounds to Pittsburgh (Tuesday, Sept. 20; 7 p.m.) and Lafayette (Saturday, Sept. 24; 7 p.m.)
• The Huskies were receiving votes in the most recent NSCAA National Poll.
Loyola Greyhounds (1-4-0, 0-0-0 Patriot League)
• Nine freshmen have made their collegiate debuts so far this season, with Jonathan Sousa , Nico Brown , Brian Saramago , Barry Sharifi , Josh Fawole all starting the season opener. Francisco Contreras , Shane Kastl and Morgan Lussi also saw playing time vs. the Explorers, while redshirt freshman Sam Carter entered the game at Old Dominion.
• Sophomore transfer Gabriel Carlsson made his Greyhound debut, starting the season opener.
• Saramago got Loyola its first win by scoring the eventual game winner in the fourth minute, while senior Brennan Goldsmith added a late goal, in the 83rd minute, vs. George Washington.
• Saramago leads the team with two goals, five points and 18 shots, while Goldsmith has one goal.
• Saramago was also included as a Patriot League Honorable Mention performance after scoring his first career goal at Old Dominion and again after having a goal and an assist in the Greyhounds’ first win of the season, 2-0 over George Washington.
• In goal, senior Matt Sanchez recorded his first shutout of the season vs. GW, with two saves.
• Sanchez has played all 360 minutes this season. He has stopped 12 shots and has a 1.25 GAA.
Connecticut Huskies (3-3-0, 0-0-0 Big East)
• The Huskies are coming off a 1-0 double-overtime loss at No. 1 Notre Dame Tuesday night.
• Notre Dame scored in the 103rd minute to remain undefeated this year.
• UConn opened the season with a pair of wins over Iona (3-1) and Omaha (2-0), before falling 2-0 to Louisville. The Huskies rebounded with a 2-0 win over Cornell, but have fallen in back-to-back road games; at Georgetown (L, 1-0) and No. 1 Notre Dame (L, 1-0 in double overtime).
• Abdou Thiam leads UConn with two goals and five points this season, while five other Huskies have contributed one goal each; Nkosi Burgess, Nico Petridis, Alex Sanchez and Nick Zuniga.
• Kwame Awuah leads the team with 14 shots and has a team-best three assists.
• In goal, Scott Levene has played all 552 minutes. He has given up five goals and stopped 22 shots for a 0.81 goals-against average and a .815 save percentage.
Versus The Huskies
• This will be the first time UConn and Loyola meet in men’s soccer.
• Loyola will remain on the road for its second of three-straight games next week.
• The Greyhounds will head to Pittsburgh Tuesday for a 7 p.m. kickoff, before opening Patriot League play at Lafayette on Saturday at 1 p.m.