Central Connecticut fell to St. Francis Brooklyn, 1-0, on Friday night in Northeast Conference men's soccer action at CCSU Soccer Field. The Blue Devils honored their four seniors prior to their final home game. The Terriers managed to get a first half goal that would stand up as the game-winner.
The loss drops CCSU to 5-8-3 overall and 2-3-1 in the NEC, while SFBK maintained its top spot in the league standings, improving to 10-4-1 overall and 4-0-1 in league action.
The Blue Devils return to action on Friday, Nov. 3, when they travel to Bryant for the regular-season finale.
The Terriers accounted for the scoring in the 28th minute when they got a free kick inside the CCSU half. Federico Curbelo sent the kick into the area where Collyns Laokandi headed the ball back across the goal to Leo Folla who nodded the ball home to make it 1-0.
St. Francis Brooklyn nearly doubled the lead in the 50th minute when senior Carson D'Ambrosio came out of his area, but Amir Islami was unable to capitalize on the free opportunity as his shot went off the post and bounced away harmlessly, but it would not matter as the game ended 1-0.
D'Ambrosio would finish with four saves for CCSU, while the Terriers had a slight advantage in shots, 10-7.
The Blue Devils recognized their seniors playing their final home game prior to the contest. Luke Albertini, DeShawn Parker, Ryan Taylor and Nick Velleca were all honored prior to the game and joined by their families and loved ones.
Central closes out the regular season at Bryant on Friday, Nov. 3, for a 3:00 p.m. kickoff.