Men’s Soccer Falls to SFU in Close Game

Andrew DeCapua, Sports Editor

In what was a low-scoring affair, the Central Connecticut State University men’s soccer team fell to conference foe Saint Francis University, 1-0, on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Arute Field.

The deciding and only goal of the game didn’t come until the 78th minute when SFU’s junior forward Lorenz Ender sent a high crossing pass into the middle of the field that SFU’s sophomore forward Patrick Heron finished off with a header for the goal to give the Red Flash a one-goal lead late in the game.

The Blue Devils matched their season high in shots taken (16), but only three were on goal and SFU’s freshman goalkeeper Jordaine Jaeger was able to stop all three. The Red Flash also had three shots on goal, but only took six shots in total.

Freshman forward Eric Kanebog led the Blue Devils in this game with four shots taken, but three were wide of the net and one was negated due to an offside call that went against the Blue Devils.

CCSU had a scoring opportunity early in the second half when sophomore midfielder Austin Rocke was fouled inside the box to give the Blue Devils a penalty kick, But Jaeger was able to make the save to keep the Blue Devils off the board.

The Blue Devils went into this one as losers of their last seven games while the Red Flash were coming off a loss to Sacred Heart University followed by a tie with Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The Blue Devils are 0-3 within the Northeast Conference this season and have a 2-8 overall record. They are currently in eighth place out of the nine teams that make up the Northeast Conference. Only Stonehill University, who are playing in their first season as a member of the NEC, have a worse record than the Blue Devils.

Up next for the Blue Devils is a road trip to Teaneck, New Jersey, to take on the Knights of Fairleigh Dickinson University on Thursday, Oct. 13.