In the most recent National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) Rankings, released Tuesday, the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team was receiving votes in the National Poll. The Blue Devils improved to 3-0-0 last Saturday when they defeated Holy Cross by a score of 2-1 in two overtime periods. CCSU is now ranked second in the NSCAA North Atlantic Region Rankings.
CCSU trails only Northeast Conference foe Monmouth in the regional rankings. The Hawks are 5-0-0 on the season and are currently 19th in the National Rankings.
Central has won on the road, at home and in neutral territory thus far in 2009. The Blue Devils traveled to the University of New Hampshire to compete in the Nike New Hampshire Classic to open the season. They defeated Vermont, 2-1, to start the season and then won the tournament by beating the host Wildcats by a score of 3-1. The Blue Devils then returned home and topped Holy Cross 2-1 on goals by sophomore Jared Spieker and freshman Taylor Morgan.
The 3-0-0 start marks the best opening to a season for Central since the 2002 campaign when the Blue Devils won their first three games at home. On Wednesday CCSU will attempt to remain unbeaten and untied as they host Yale on the CCSU Soccer Field at 4:00 p.m.