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