The Central Connecticut men's soccer team dropped a Northeast Conference game at Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday, 5-1, in a game played at University Stadium in Teaneck, NJ. The Knights used four unanswered goals to pull away after senior Eddie Yepes scored in his third straight game for CCSU to tie the game in the early going. Central returns home on Friday to host Saint Francis U as part of homecoming weekend.
Score: Central Connecticut 1, Fairleigh Dickinson 5
Records: Central Connecticut (0-10-1, 0-5 NEC), FDU (5-5-2, 1-1-2 NEC)
Location: University Stadium | Teaneck, NJ
- CCSU tied the game at 1-1 just 7:15 into the game after forcing a turnover on a failed FDU clearance. Lyons would lay the ball off to Yepes just inside the top of the box, who ripped a shot into the back of the net to make it 1-1.
- The Knights would regain the lead just over 10 minutes later when Diego Arribas scored his second of the game to make it 2-1.
- FDU would score again at 27:13 and 43:06 to add to its lead. Ville Ahola assisted on both goals.
- Fairleigh Dickinson scored just 5:52 into the second half on a shot by Ideal Shefqeti to close out the scoring.
NUMBER TO KNOW
3 – Yepes has scored a goal in three straight games for Central.
- CCSU Men's Soccer is celebrating its 50th season of varsity competition in 2019.
- Central is 4-11-5 against FDU since 2002 and has dropped three straight meetings.
- Yepes scored in his third straight game. He leads the team in scoring on the season (4 G, 3 A) .
- Lyons is one of four Blue Devils to start every game this year and notched his first career point with the assist.
- Sophomore Jason Dubrovich made seven saves before sophomore Christopher Papas came on to make one save in 22:58 of action.
Central returns home on Friday to host Saint Francis U as part of homecoming weekend. The men's team will kick off at 3:00 p.m., followed by the women's team playing LIU.