WWBU SuperTalk 101.7 FM to broadcast NCAA Championship Quarterfinal at UConn
Jerry Massey to provide play-by-play
December 5, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Quarterfinal match between No. 11 seed Virginia Tech and No. 3 seed Connecticut will be broadcast at 1 p.m. on Saturday by WWBU SuperTalk 101.7 FM from Storrs, Conn. Jerry Massey will have the play-by-play of the match live from Morrone Stadium. An audio-only webcast will also be available on hokiesports.com.

Tech's overall mark of 13-3-5 for a .738 winning percentage currently stands as the second-highest winning percentage for a single season in the program's 36-year history. M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist Patrick Nyarko scored his 30th career goal in Tech's 1-0 third-round win over Old Dominion. Nyarko leads the Hokie attack with 22 points on six goals and 10 assists.

Tech trails the all-time series with Connecticut, 0-3-0, with each match played between 2001 and 2003. The first meeting was a double-overtime match at the 2001 BIG EAST Tournament in Storrs, Conn., with the Huskies prevailing 2-1. The Hokies lost their next trip to Connecticut, 2-0, in 2002. In 2003, the Huskies earned a victory by an identical score in Blacksburg, Va.

Connecticut is 20-2-1 overall and won the BIG EAST Championship with an 8-2-1 mark in league play. The squad also boasts a 17-0-0 record in Morrone Stadium. UConn has two players who were selected as M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalists: senior defender Julius James and junior forward O'Brian White. James has played a team-high 2,104 minutes on the pitch, leading a defense that has yielded 0.51 goals per game. White has also contributed offensively, scoring two goals and distributing one assist for a total of five points. White is the nation's leading scorer, totaling 23 goals and seven assists for a total of 53 points. The Scarsborough, Ontario native has scored six game-winning goals for the Huskies this season.