QU Men's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw at UConn, Henry Records Shutout Against Former Team

QU Men's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw at UConn, Henry Records Shutout Against Former Team

STORRS, Conn. – The Quinnipiac men's soccer team goes to 0-1-1 on the season after a thrilling, 0-0, double overtime draw against the UConn Huskies (0-0-2) on Monday night. Both sides were unable to find the back of the net through 110 minutes of play. Junior Triston Henry (Scarborough, Ontario) was sensational against his former team, registering six saves on his way to the shutout. Quinnipiac has battled strong defensively through their first two games, but are still searching for their first goal.

The first half was a defensive stalemate as neither team was able to score and they relied heavily on their defense. Henry tallied two saves in the first frame while UConn controlled the ball offensively, out shooting the Bobcats 5-1, with Quinnipiac unable to put the ball on goal.

Senior James Greco (Long Valley, New Jersey) registered the lone shot for QU in the 28th minute. Quinnipiac looked to have a great scoring chance after freshman Oscar Evans (Christchurch, New Zealand) put a tremendous cross into the box, but the Bobcats were unable to get a shot off against the Huskies' physical defense.

The second half was nearly identical to the first. Another scoreless frame pushed the game into overtime, with the Bobcats being outshot by UConn 1-5. Henry made two more saves to bring his total to four, none bigger than a diving stop in the 70th minute.

Evans and sophomore Shaquille Huggins (Trinidad and Tobago) each recorded a shot in the half. Through 90 minutes of play, Connecticut junior midfielder Kwame Awuah tallied a game high five shots including three on goal, with a great scoring opportunity in the closing minutes.

In the first overtime, Quinnipiac recorded one shot while holding the Huskies to none. Freshman Rashawn Dally (Bloomfield, Connecticut) tallied his first shot of the game, but sent it just wide. Henry registered two huge saves in the final ten minutes and a career high six saves for the game. Freshman Colton Grobb (Suffield, Connecticut) had the lone shot for the Bobcats in the second overtime.

The Bobcats are now 0-2-1 all-time against Connecticut, including a 2-1 loss in their first Division I NCAA Tournament game. After winning the MAAC title in 2013, Quinnipiac took on UConn in the first round. The Huskies broke a scoreless tie in the 51st minute to take a 1-0 advantage until the Bobcats knotted the game at one apiece 22 minutes later. UConn captured the game winner with nine minutes to play, ending Quinnipiac's incredible season.

The Bobcats return to action on Friday, September 4th when they host the Brown University Bears in their home opener.  Quinnipiac was stellar in Hamden last season, registering a 6-1-3 record including five straight wins after falling in their first home game of the year. The opening whistle is set for 4 p.m. from the QU Soccer Field.