Freshman Taylor Morgan posted the
first multi-goal game of his career and junior Robert
Cavener had three assists as the Central Connecticut State
University men's soccer team scored three straight second half
goals to top visiting Robert Morris 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. CCSU
fell behind 2-0 in the second half, but the relentless offense
provided three goals in the final 22 minutes to give CCSU its first
conference win of the season.
CCSU is now 6-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 in Northeast Conference play this season following the victory.
The Blue Devils fell behind 2-0 in the second half when Francis Bowman scored his first goal of the season for Robert Morris. He took a pass from Neil Shaffer at 64:24 and beat CCSU keeper Paul Armstong for the second score of the game for the visitors.
The goal seemed to spark the Blue Devils offense, who finished the game outshooting the Colonials by a wide margin, 23-9. They also held an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks in a game played mostly on the CCSU offensive end of the field.
Morgan's first goal came off a pass from Cavener on the right side of the box. Morgan beat RMU keeper Toba Bolaji to the left side of the goal to cut the RMU lead to one at 68:30.
The second goal came just under five minutes later and off a corner kick. At 73:28 Eduardo Ortiz deflected a shot by teammate Aaron Durr and beat Bolaji to tie the score at 2-2. Cavener took the corner kick and had an assist on the play.
The final score came with just over three minutes to play in the game, as Cavener fed a wide open Morgan in front of the net for his second goal of the match. It was the fourth goal of the season for the freshman and gave him his first multi-goal game in a Blue Devil uniform. The possession by the Blue Devils came off a turnover near the top of the box for RMU. Cavener made the move to beat the Colonial defender and fed Morgan for the goal.
The three goals came in an 18 minutes span for CCSU. Armstrong made three saves in net for the home team to improve his record to 5-2-1 on the season.
CCSU returns to action next Sunday at Bryant beginning at 3:30 p.m.
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December 17, 2009 Robert Cavener Earns All-Region Honors For Second Straight Season
November 13, 2009 Cavener Named First Team All-Northeast Conference
November 6, 2009 Men's Soccer Drops Season Finale to Quinnipiac 1-0 on Friday Night
November 2, 2009 Friday's Game Changed to 6:00 PM on Arute Field
November 1, 2009 Blue Devils Upended In Final Minute by The Mount, 2-1 (2OT)
October 30, 2009 CCSU Falls to #14 Monmouth on the Road
October 25, 2009 Blue Devils Fall to LIU in Final Minute of Overtime
October 23, 2009 Late Goal Gives St. Francis (NY) 3-2 (2OT) Win Over CCSU
October 18, 2009 Ortiz Scores In Men's Soccer Loss at Fairleigh Dickinson
October 16, 2009 CCSU Falls to Sacred Heart on the Road
October 11, 2009 Central Falls to Bryant In Double Overtime
October 7, 2009 Morgan Receives ECAC Offensive Player of the Week Accolades
October 5, 2009 Morgan Earns adidas/Northeast Conference Weekly Honors
October 2, 2009 Blue Devils Tie St. Francis, 1-1, Behind Late Goal By Spieker
September 29, 2009 Blue Devils Score Early, Defeat Hartford 3-0
September 26, 2009 Buchanan, Ortiz Lead CCSU to 2-1 Road Win Over Fordham
September 19, 2009 CCSU Upended by Siena On the Road
September 16, 2009 CCSU Falls to 3-1-0 After 2-0 Loss to Yale
September 15, 2009 Men's Soccer Receiving Votes In National Poll
September 12, 2009 Spieker Shines With Game-Winning Goal In 2-1 (2OT) Win Over Holy Cross
September 10, 2009 CCSU To Celebrate Blue Devil Soccer Legends
September 9, 2009 Jones Leads US To Quarterfinals of Deaflympics
September 6, 2009 CCSU Scores Two In The Second Half To Top New Hampshire, 3-1
September 4, 2009 Durr Scores Game-Winner In 2-1 Victory Over Vermont
August 20, 2009 Men's Soccer Picked Sixth in Northeast Conference Poll
July 31, 2009 Floyd Earns PDL Team of the Week Honors
July 27, 2009 Green Announces Incoming Class For 2009