Soccer players spend so much time concentrating on the ball that they grow obsessed with hexagons, which explains why they're constantly trying to kick bees' nests. Study the shape of an exciting game with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $5, you get two tickets to a University of Hartford Hawks soccer match at Yousuf Al-Marzook Athletic Field in West Hartford (up to a $10 value; tickets are $3 each for kids, seniors, alumni, and university staff, and $5 for adult tickets). Buyers must print their Groupons and bring them to the event for redemption. Choose between the following matches:
The Hartford Hawks take to the soccer field to fly at opponents with thundering kicks and lightning-fast sprints. The women’s team welcomes four freshmen this season, including forward Sarah Velasquez of the New Hampshire All-State Team. In addition to winning the title of America East Women’s Soccer Fans’ Choice Player of the Year in 2010, junior forward Amélia Pereira landed on the America East All-Conference First Team by scoring 15 goals and 200 What I Did Last Summer essays. After logging a .786 save percentage last season, senior goalie Lauren Brodeur looks to beat her seven-shutout personal record. In addition to observing the orb-kicking action, women's-team fans can fold a free poster into an origami swan for their favorite player or mascot at a September 4 Mascot Day game and autograph session.
Helmed by seasoned coach Tom Poitras, the men’s team will attempt to knock derelict space stations out of the sky with the ball during the 2011 season. Senior forward Patrick Boucher aims to reclaim his role as team scoring leader, and sophomore midfielder Jon Gil will rattle opponents by mowing their childhood nicknames into the turf.