The Central Connecticut men's soccer team opened up Northeast Conference play with a 2-0 home win over LIU Brooklyn on Friday night in New Britain. The win is the fourth in the last five games for the Blue Devils, all four coming via the shutout.
Junior goalkeeper Josef Abele picked up his fourth win and fourth shutout of the season, making two second half saves. Central outshot LIU 19-10 in the match, including 7-2 in shots on goal.
Central is now 4-5-1 overall on the season, and 1-0 in NEC action. LIU falls to 3-7-1 overall and 0-1 in NEC play.
Freshman Conor Qualter scored his first career goal with 31 seconds left before halftime to put the Blue Devils ahead 1-0. Qualter took a beautiful feed from the right side from sophomore Freddy Metellus and found the back of the net for the first time this season to give Central the 1-0 lead at the half.
Central dominated the first half outshooting the Blackbirds 9-2, including four shots on goal. LIU didn't have a shot on goal in the period.
The Blue Devils opened up a 2-0 lead with 11:12 to play in the game on the fourth goal of the season from senior Eddy Bogle. Bogle took a feed from Metellus across the box and beat the LIU keeper, John Connolly, to the top right corner of the goal.
The goal was the fourth of the season for Bogle, good for the team lead. The two assists for Metellus are his first two of the season.
The Blue Devils are back in action on Sunday on the road at Sacred Heart beginning at 1 p.m. Fans can watch the action live by logging into www.NECFrontRow.com.
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January 29, 2014 Abele, Hunt Earn NEC Scholar-Athlete Honors
December 26, 2013 Qualter Adds College Soccer News Selection to Awards List
December 18, 2013 Walmsley, Abele Named Scholar All-East Region
December 12, 2013 Qualter Earns All-Region Honor
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November 21, 2013 Men's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Honors
November 15, 2013 Men's Soccer Falls in NEC Semifinals
November 14, 2013 Green, Qualter Among Six CCSU Men's Soccer Honorees
November 10, 2013 Men's Soccer Loses Regular Season Finale
November 5, 2013 Abele and Qualter Earn Weekly NEC Honors
November 3, 2013 Men's Soccer Moves to 6-0 in Conference Play
November 1, 2013 Men's Soccer Claims NEC Regular Season Title
October 29, 2013 Yale Tops Men's Soccer on Tuesday Night
October 28, 2013 Qualter Earns Another NEC Weekly Honor
October 25, 2013 Men's Soccer Posts 1-0 Home Shutout on Friday
October 22, 2013 Men's Soccer Drops Home Decision to Army
October 21, 2013 Abele Named NEC Co-Player of the Week
October 19, 2013 Men Top FDU, Stay Unbeaten in NEC Play
October 14, 2013 Qualter Sweeps NEC Weekly Awards
October 13, 2013 Men's Soccer Comes Back to Win at SHU, 4-3, in OT
October 11, 2013 Men's Soccer Tops LIU 2-0 in NEC Opener
October 2, 2013 Men's Soccer Falls to UHart
September 28, 2013 Men's Win Third Straight; Green Records Win 250
September 23, 2013 Men's Soccer Pair Honored by NEC
September 22, 2013 Men's Soccer Wins With Another Shutout
September 18, 2013 Men's Soccer Plays Home Opener - WATCH LIVE
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September 13, 2013 Men's Soccer Holds Youth Clinic in Newington
September 11, 2013 Men's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw at Vermont
September 7, 2013 Men's Soccer Loses to Navy in Overtime on Saturday
September 5, 2013 UMBC Tops Men's Soccer 3-1 on Thursday
September 1, 2013 Men's Soccer Edged at Penn State, 1-0
August 30, 2013 Men's Soccer Falls 3-0 to West Virginia on Friday Night
August 29, 2013 Men's Soccer Set to Open 2013 Campaign
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June 12, 2013 Green Announces 2013 Men's Soccer Slate