The Central Connecticut men's soccer team allowed a pair of first half goals and fell to Hartford, 2-0, on Tuesday night at CCSU Soccer Field. The Blue Devils matched the Hawks with seven shots in the game, but were unable to solve the vistors' defense. Central Connecticut begins Northeast Conference play on Friday night when it hosts St. Francis Brooklyn at 6:00 p.m.
Score: Central Connecticut 0, Hartford 2
Records: Central Connecticut (0-4-1), Hartford (5-2-0)
Location: CCSU Soccer Field | New Britain, CT
- Hartford opened the scoring just 3:52 into the game. Kamer Nuhiu tapped home a pass from Nyrik Antoine off a long ball to make it 1-0.
- The Hawks doubled the lead at the 12:37 mark when Aitor Elena headed home a corner kick from Connor Aksoz to make it 2-0.
- In the 74th minute, sophomore Jason Dubrovich made a point-blank save to keep CCSU within two goals.
- Central had a pair of free kicks just outside the penalty box in the final 10 minutes, but its shots just missed putting CCSU on the scoreboard.
NUMBER TO KNOW
2 – Dubrovich made two saves in the second half that kept Hartford off the scoreboard and CCSU within two goals.
- CCSU Men's Soccer is celebrating its 50th season of varsity competition in 2019.
- The Blue Devils played their fourth of six straight home games.
- Senior John Wilkins and junior Eddie Yepes each had two shots to lead CCSU.
- Sophomore Chris Papas made his first start of the year in goal for the Blue Devils.
Central Connecticut begins Northeast Conference play on Friday night when it hosts St. Francis Brooklyn at 6:00 p.m.