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2009 Men's Soccer News

April 29, 2010
Men's Soccer to Host Clinic and Charity Game This Saturday
This Saturday, May 1, the Central Connecticut men's soccer team will be holding a skills clinic during the afternoon and playing against the Western Mass. Pioneers at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition game will be to benefit the Cameron Greenwood Fund.

April 26, 2010
Floyd and Guimaraes to Play in NEISL Senior Game
Central Connecticut seniors Eddie Floyd and Raphael Guimaraes have been selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League Senior All-Star Game. Floyd and Guimaraes will join players from all NCAA Divisions to play the all-star game at Clark University in Worcester, MA. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.

December 17, 2009
Robert Cavener Earns All-Region Honors For Second Straight Season
Central Connecticut State University junior captain Robert Cavener received National Soccer Coaches Association of America #$%^All-North Atlantic Region honors for the second straight season. Cavener, a central midfielder for the Blue Devils, was a #$%^second team selection, as announced by the NSCAA.

November 13, 2009
Cavener Named First Team All-Northeast Conference
Central Connecticut State University junior captain Robert Cavener received All-Northeast Conference honors for the second straight season on Thursday. Cavener was a first team selection, as announced at the conference's banquet on the eve of the league tournament to be held at Monmouth this weekend.

November 6, 2009
Men's Soccer Drops Season Finale to Quinnipiac 1-0 on Friday Night
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision in its final game of the 2009 season on Friday night. The game was played under the lights at Arute Field, the first night soccer game to be held on that field since it opened nine years ago. With the loss the Blue Devils finish the season with a 6-10-1 overall record and a 1-8-1 in Northeast Conference play.

November 2, 2009
Friday's Game Changed to 6:00 PM on Arute Field
This Friday's Central Connecticut State University men's soccer game has been changed from a 2:00 p.m. start on the CCSU #$%^Soccer Field to a 6:00 p.m. kickoff on Arute Field. The schedule move was made because the CCSU women's soccer team will #$%^be hosting the Northeast Conference Tournament Semifinals on Friday. The two games are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 #$%^p.m. The men's squad will be hosting Quinnipiac in the final regular season game of the season on Friday. The Central seniors #$%^will be recognized for their accomplishments prior to the start of the contest.

November 1, 2009
Blue Devils Upended In Final Minute by The Mount, 2-1 (2OT)
Coming into Sunday's road game against Mount St. Mary's (6-9-1, 5-3-1), Central Connecticut State University (6-9-1, 1-7-1) had lost two out of the last three games on its schedule in the final minute of double overtime. The trend continued this afternoon. The Mountaineers scored the game-winning goal with only 17 seconds remaining in the game to win 2-1 (2OT) over the Blue Devils in Emmitsburg, MD. Junior midfielder Connor Smith scored his first goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1 in only the fifth minute of play.

October 31, 2009
Cavener Earns CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I Honors
Junior captain Robert Cavener was awarded for his work on and off the field, receiving CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 honors. Cavener earned a first team spot for his accomplishments this year. The Tynemouth, England native is a pre-finance major and will now be placed on the National Ballot for consideration for Academic All-American.

October 30, 2009
CCSU Falls to #14 Monmouth on the Road
Monmouth, ranked #14 in the nation, defeated Central Connecticut State University by a score of 3-0 on Friday afternoon. The Hawks received goals from Cesar Blacido, Ryan Kinne and Cody Calafiore to improve to 14-1-1 on the season. CCSU falls to 6-8-1 this year and 1-6-1 in the Northeast Conference.

October 25, 2009
Blue Devils Fall to LIU in Final Minute of Overtime
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team dropped its second straight double overtime defeat, falling to Long Island by a score of 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Blackbirds scored in the final minute of the second overtime to leave New Britain with the win and improve to 6-9-0 on the season and 3-4-0 in the Northeast Conference. With the loss CCSU falls to 6-7-1 this year, and hold a 1-5-1 NEC record. The Blue Devils will be on the road for their next two games, challenging Monmouth on Friday October 30 and taking on Mount St. Mary's on November 1.

October 23, 2009
Late Goal Gives St. Francis (NY) 3-2 (2OT) Win Over CCSU
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team scored two goals in a seven minute span during the second half, but it was not enough to hold off St. Francis (NY), as the Terriers defeated the Blue Devils by a score of 3-2 on a game-winning goal with eight seconds remaining in the second overtime. CCSU received goals from senior Raphael Guimaraes and junior captain Robert Cavener.

October 18, 2009
Ortiz Scores In Men's Soccer Loss at Fairleigh Dickinson
Three goals in the first 24 minutes of play led the Fairleigh Dickinson men's soccer team past Central Connecticut State University on Sunday afternoon in Teaneck, NJ. Sophomore Eduardo Ortiz scored the lone goal for the Blue Devils in the 38th minute of play. Junior captain Robert Cavener recorded an assist on the score.

October 16, 2009
CCSU Falls to Sacred Heart on the Road
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team was upended by Sacred Heart by a score of 2-0 on the road Friday night. The Blue Devils fall to 6-4-1 on the season and 1-2-1 in the Northeast Conference. CCSU goalkeeper Chris Jones recorded four saves in the loss. Central will next play on Sunday October 18 at 4:00 p.m. when they take on Fairleigh Dickinson.

October 11, 2009
Central Falls to Bryant In Double Overtime
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team fell to Bryant University 3-2 in its third double overtime game of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils received goals from senior Raphael Guimaraes and sophomore Jared Spieker, as they fell to 6-3-1 on the season and dropped their first Northeast Conference game of the year.

October 7, 2009
Morgan Receives ECAC Offensive Player of the Week Accolades
CCSU freshman Taylor Morgan was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his #$%^three goal, two assist outing in the last three games for the Blue Devils. Morgan led Central to an overall record of 2-0-1 and #$%^Northeast Conference record of 1-0-1 this week.

October 5, 2009
Morgan Earns adidas/Northeast Conference Weekly Honors
Central Connecticut State University freshman Taylor Morgan received adidas/Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week honors, as he led the Blue Devils to a record of 2-0-1 this week. The forward tallied three goals and two assists to garner the first conference accolades of his career.

October 4, 2009
Morgan and Cavener Lead Blue Devils to 3-2 Home Victory Over Robert Morris
Freshman Taylor Morgan posted the first multi-goal game of his career and junior Robert Cavener had three assists as the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team scored three straight second half goals to top visiting Robert Morris 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. CCSU fell behind 2-0 in the second half, but the relentless offense provided three goals in the final 22 minutes to give CCSU its first conference win of the season.

October 2, 2009
Blue Devils Tie St. Francis, 1-1, Behind Late Goal By Spieker
Sophomore Jared Spieker was the late game hero once again, as he scored with 13 seconds remaining in regulation to give Central Connecticut State University a 1-1 tie versus St. Francis (PA) in the Blue Devils' Northeast Conference opener on Friday. CCSU is now 5-2-1 on the season and will continue the home stand when NEC opponent Robert Morris comes to New Britain on Sunday October 4 for a 1:00 p.m. match.

September 29, 2009
Blue Devils Score Early, Defeat Hartford 3-0
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team scored two goals in the first 14 minutes of play and defeated the University of Hartford, 3-0, to improve to 5-2 on the season. Freshman Taylor Morgan, sophomore Eduardo Ortiz and senior Mersad Sahanic each scored their second goal of the season to lead the Blue Devils to the victory on Tuesday afternoon in New Britain.

September 26, 2009
Buchanan, Ortiz Lead CCSU to 2-1 Road Win Over Fordham
Junior Shawn Buchanan scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute to propel the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Fordham on the road on Saturday. Sophomore Eduardo Ortiz scored the first goal of the game for the Blue Devils, finishing off an assist from senior Mersad Sahanic.

September 19, 2009
CCSU Upended by Siena On the Road
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team gave up three second half goals and fell to Siena by a score of 4-0 on the road on Saturday afternoon. Senior goalkeeper Paul Armstrong made six saves in the defeat as the Blue Devils fall to 3-2 on the season.

September 16, 2009
CCSU Falls to 3-1-0 After 2-0 Loss to Yale
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Yale University at home on Wednesday afternoon. It marked the first loss of the season for the Blue Devils, who are now 3-1-0 on the season. CCSU senior goalkeeper Paul Armstrong made three saves in the game, two of which came while the game was tied 0-0 in the second half.

September 15, 2009
Men's Soccer Receiving Votes In National Poll
In the most recent National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) Rankings, released Tuesday, the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team was receiving votes in the National Poll. The Blue Devils improved to 3-0-0 last Saturday when they defeated Holy Cross by a score of 2-1 in two overtime periods. CCSU is now ranked second in the NSCAA North Atlantic Region Rankings.

September 12, 2009
Spieker Shines With Game-Winning Goal In 2-1 (2OT) Win Over Holy Cross
With less than two minutes remaining in the final overtime period, sophomore Jared Spieker finished off a run out of the back with a one-touch shot into the back of the net to give the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team a 2-1 victory over Holy Cross (0-3) on Saturday afternoon in New Britain, CT. With the win the Blue Devils improve to 3-0 on the season, their best start since the 2002 campaign when they won their first three games of the year at home.

September 10, 2009
CCSU To Celebrate Blue Devil Soccer Legends
In this, the 40th year of Central Connecticut State University Soccer, this season's CCSU team will be honoring the Blue Devil soccer stars that took the field before them in a new tradition for 2009- Blue Devil Legends. Prior to each home game this season a former CCSU player will be honored with a framed certificate and picture, as well as a CCSU game jersey from head coach Shaun Green. Green, in his 25th year on the Blue Devil sidelines, will present the awards to many of his former players.

September 9, 2009
Jones Leads US To Quarterfinals of Deaflympics
Central Connecticut State University senior goalkeeper Chris Jones led the United States to the quarterfinals of the Deaflympics with a win over Great Britain on Tuesday. With the 3-1 victory, the US made it out of group-round play for the first time ever at the Deaflympics.

September 6, 2009
CCSU Scores Two In The Second Half To Top New Hampshire, 3-1
Senior captain Eddie Floyd scored the game-winning goal and assisted on another to lift the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team to a 3-1 victory over the University of New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils, who defeated Vermont on Friday, won the Nike New Hampshire Classic with their 2-0 record during the weekend. Senior Mersad Sahanic and junior Shawn Buchanan also recorded goals in Sunday's road victory.

September 4, 2009
Durr Scores Game-Winner In 2-1 Victory Over Vermont
Sophomore defender Aaron Durr scored the game-winning goal, as the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team defeated Vermont 2-1 at the Nike New Hampshire Classic. Durr received a ball at the top of the box from senior captain Eddie Floyd and finished it in the 67th minute to give CCSU (1-0) the win over UVM (0-2).

August 20, 2009
Men's Soccer Picked Sixth in Northeast Conference Poll
The Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team was selected sixth in the Northeast Conference Coaches' Poll, #$%^released today. After missing the playoffs a year ago, head coach Shaun Green will look to lead the Blue Devils back to the #$%^conference tournament for the first time since winning the NEC Championship in 2007.

July 31, 2009
Floyd Earns PDL Team of the Week Honors
Central Connecticut State University senior Eddie Floyd earned Team of the Week honors for the USL's Premier Development League after a two goal performance playing for the Hampton Roads Piranhas. Floyd, named captain for the upcoming Blue Devils' season, capitalized on both the opening score and the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over the Virginia Legacy.

July 27, 2009
Green Announces Incoming Class For 2009
Central Connecticut men's soccer head coach Shaun Green announced his recruiting class for the upcoming 2009 season #$%^on Monday. In his 25th season at the helm of the Blue Devils, Green welcomes 14 newcomers to camp this August. #$%^Highlighted by Xavier Forsberg, Taylor Morgan, Jesse Menzies, Joel Diamand, Anthony Occhialini, Nick Wills and Joe Laryea, #$%^this group of student-athletes will attempt to bring CCSU men's soccer back to the Northeast Conference Tournament for the #$%^first time since the team's NEC Championship in 2007.