The Central Connecticut men's soccer team got a goal from senior Eddie Yepes for the fourth straight game, but Saint Francis U scored three straight goals to win 3-1 on Friday at CCSU Soccer Field. Yepes opened the game's scoring in the first half, but the Red Flash tied it before intermission and added two goals in the second half to win. Central is back in action on Friday, Oct. 25, when it hosts LIU.
Score: Central Connecticut 1, Saint Francis U 3
Records: Central Connecticut (0-11-1, 0-6 NEC), SFU (7-4, 4-1 NEC)
Location: CCSU Soccer Field | New Britain, CT
"We've got to replicate it in training over and over until we get it down. I'm proud of our effort, it's been fantastic. We were up 1-0, we came out at halftime and were optomistic in the second half, but this is a great group of guys and have never thrown in the towel," said head coach Shaun Green.
- CCSU opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Yepes ran onto a long pass ahead from junior Francesco Abrosino. Yepes volleyed it past the keeper on his first touch to make it 1-0.
- SFU tied the game in the 37th minute when Felix Tonne sent a low cross from the right side that found Renan Fuentes who steered it past the keeper to tie the game, 1-1.
- The Red Flash took the lead in the 52nd minute, forcing a CCSU turnover that Fuentes picked up the ball and centered a pass to Lucas Rosa in front of goal who put home his shot to make it 2-1.
- Rosa tacked on a goal for SFU just over six minutes later when he took a long pass and chipped his shot into the goal to make it 3-1.
NUMBER TO KNOW
5 - Yepes notched his fifth goal of the year to give CCSU an early lead.
- CCSU Men's Soccer is celebrating its 50th season of varsity competition in 2019.
- Central is 7-8-3 against Saint Francis U since 2002.
- Yepes scored in his fourth straight game. He leads the team in scoring on the season (5 G, 3 A).
- Ambrosino notched his first assist of the season. He has started all 12 games for CCSU in defense.
Central is in action on Friday, Oct. 25, when it hosts LIU at 3:30 p.m.