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September 2, 2016
UConn crashes to Louisville at home

STORRS, Conn. -- The No. 14 UConn men's team fell, 2-0, to Louisville before a 4,300 crowd at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium Friday night, snapping a seven-match home winning streak.

Connecticut drops to 2-1-0 while Louisville improves to 2-0-1.

UConn (2-1-0) had not lost at home since October and fell to 4-3-1 all-time against the Cardinals (2-0-1).

The Cardinals scored in the opening minute as Mohamed Thiaw slipped a shot into the right corner for his second goal of the year. In the 30th minute, Tate Schmitt finished a close-in rebound, Romilo Hernandez credited with an assist.

Redshirt junior Scott Levene made a season-best five saves for UConn. Stefan Cleveland made one save.

In the 10th minute, the Huskiesí Abdou Mbacke Thiam found space at the top of the penalty area but pushed a right-footer over the crossbar. In the 43rd minute, Alex Sanchez lobbed a cross that nearly found Thiam, Cleveland making the grab.

UConnís Jake Nerwinski shot on goal in the 58th minute, sending in a curling left-footed attempt that was saved.

In the 80th minute, Levene dove left to bat a low attempt by Thiaw.

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