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Sellout crowd watches Huskies improve to 8-0-0
by Paul Kennedy, September 25th, 2011 3:01AM

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[CONNECTICUT-ST. JOHN'S] Freshman Allando Matheson had the game-winner off the bench and sophomore Mamadou Doudou Diouf added an insurance tally with his sixth goal of the season as No. 2 Connecticut improved to 8-0-0 with a 2-0 win over No. 12 St. John's before a sellout crowd of 5,100 at Morrone Stadium.

UConn recorded its fifth straight shutout as Jamaican freshman Andre Blake needed just one save.

“The fans show us so much support," said Blake. "It’s crazy.  We feel like we can do anything when they are around."

Keeper Rafael Diaz kept St. John’s in the game with a brilliant pair of saves in the 63rd minute on Carlos Alvarez and Diouf, but UConn finally broke through in the 74th minute when Matheson, a native of North York, Ont., by way of Connecticut prep school Avon Old Farms, was able to out-jump the defense and flick in his second goal of the season.

Matheson almost added a second goal, volleying a cross from Diop from eight yards out and forcing another save from Diaz in the 77th minute.

Diouf closed out the game with 37 second remaining, outracing Diaz to fellow Senegalese Stephane Diop's long pass and flicking the ball into the empty net.

“I told my teammates, we don’t always have to play to feet," said Diouf. "They are such a physical team, play the ball into space.  I saw it coming and beat them to it and just chipped the goalie and celebrated.  I’m a forward.  I live to shoot and score.  I knew as soon as I shot it, it was in."



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