South Orange, NJ – Seton Hall men’s football is on the move this weekend as they travel to Storrs to take on UConn. Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday night at 7pm, with live coverage on the BIG EAST Digital Network on FloFC.
The Pirates played DePaul to a goalless draw at home on a rainy Wednesday night at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Hall had no shortage of chances as they defeated the Blue Demons 20-6 that night. Hannes Ronnholmen (Stockholm, Sweden) scored his fourth shutout of the season and made two saves.
SCOUTING UCONN (3-5-1, 1-2-1)
- The Huskies picked up their first BIG EAST win of the season on Wednesday, beating Providence 3-2 at home.
- Frantz Pierrot leads the team with three goals this season, while Mateo Leveque has nine points as team-best.
- UConn concede 2.22 goals per game, the most among BIG EAST teams this season.
- Chris Gbandi is in his first season as head coach for UConn and was a member of the 2000 national title winning Huskies team.
- UConn leads the all-time streak 15-14-4 and won 1-0 at South Orange last year with a goal from Ben Awashie scoring 16 seconds from time.
- Seton Hall has not won at UConn since a 3-2 win in overtime in the semi-finals of the 2000 BIG EAST tournament.
NEWS & NOTES
- The Pirates are unbeaten in four BIG EAST games for the first time since 2003. The only time Seton Hall went undefeated in five conference games was in 1991.
- Seton Hall are unbeaten in six games, marking the third consecutive season the program has accomplished the feat.
- Seton Hall are one of only two teams in the BIG EAST with a loss or fewer this season (Xavier).
- Wednesday’s tie with DePaul was the Pirates’ fifth this season and equaled the single-season program record previously set twice (2014, 1979).
- The Hall had an 11-2 lead in corners against DePaul on Wednesday, their biggest advantage in that category since they also had a 10-0 lead in corners against DePaul on September 27, 2014.
- Borg’s goal against St. John’s was the Pirates’ youngest winner since CJ Tiblings 89th Minute goal against the Air Force in the opening round of the 2020 NCAA tournament.
- John Pex The penalty goal against Xavier was the last decisive goal scored by the Pirates since Spencer Burkhardt equalized in a subsequent 89-58 overtime win for the Pirates at Princeton on September 7, 2017.
- The Pirates have scored in each of their first nine games this season, the first time since 1999 when they scored in their first 11 games.
- Seton Hall have won their last six games and 15 of their last 16 by opening goal.
- The win over Oregon State was the Pirates’ first win against a top-10 team in the United Soccer Coaches rankings since they defeated No. 2 Georgetown on April 17, 2021 to win the BIG EAST title. The win also marked the first time Seton Hall has defeated a top 10 non-conference opponent since winning the 2001 NCAA tournament ranked 3rd in Virginia.
- The Pirates conceded just one goal in their first three games of the season, the program’s best defensive start to a season since 2005.
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