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Yepes Scores in Fifth Straight, Men's Soccer Falls to LIU

Yepes Scores in Fifth Straight, Men's Soccer Falls to LIU

Senior Eddie Yepes notched a goal for the fifth straight game, but the Central Connecticut men's soccer team fell to LIU, 3-1, on Friday at CCSU Soccer Field. The Sharks scored the first three goals of the game before Yepes converted a penalty with just over five minutes to play. Central is back in action on Friday, Nov. 1, when it hosts Merrimack.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Central Connecticut 1, LIU 3
Records: Central Connecticut (0-12-1, 0-7 NEC), LIU (6-6-1, 3-1-1 NEC)
Location: CCSU Soccer Field | New Britain, CT

COACH QUOTE

"I'm really proud of the effort. I could not be prouder of the way our guys have never thrown in the towel and always give 100 percent," said head coach Shaun Green.

KEY MOMENTS

  • CCSU had two early chances saved by Demetri Skoumbakis to keep the game scoreless.
  • LIU scored two goals in a two-minute span midway through the first half. Stefan Faistenauer scored a header off a corner at 27:30 to make it 1-0.
  • Kyle Parish doubled the lead with a run from midfield off a turnover and had a sliding finish to make it 2-0 at 29:05.
  • Camarri Johnson scored at 73:32 to increase the lead to three goals.
  • Yepes got Central on the scoreboard at the 83:25 mark when he converted a penalty kick to close the scoring.

NUMBER TO KNOW
5 - Yepes scored in the fifth straight game with his second half score.

NOTES

  • CCSU Men's Soccer is celebrating its 50th season of varsity competition in 2019. 
  • Central is 7-9-1 against LIU since 2002 and has lost five straight meetings.
  • Yepes scored in his fifth straight game. He leads the team in scoring on the season (6 G, 3 A), and ranks among the NEC leaders in points and goals.

UP NEXT
Central is back in action on Friday, Nov. 1, against Merrimack at 6:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game Times Changed
September 26, 2019 Men's Soccer Game Times Changed

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