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Thiam The Key To UConn Soccer's Scoring Success

In the middle of September, sophomore forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam missed two games with a groin injury.

The Huskies, without their leading scorer, were held scoreless in both games and lost. But since his return two weeks ago against Loyola Maryland, Thiam and the Huskies haven't stopped scoring or winning.

On Wednesday, Thiam scored with 13:44 left in the second half to give UConn a 1-0 victory over Providence at Anderson Stadium.

It was the Huskies' fourth straight win and the goal was Thiam's fifth since coming back. Thiam has seven goals.

"If [Thiam] keeps scoring, the more games we're going to win," senior Kwame Awuah said. "I seem to be the...