CCSU men's soccer continue skid, fall to Quinnipiac and UMass

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:12
Written by TYLER HETU


A second half push by Central Connecticut State University came up just short at home on Saturday as the Blue Devil men's soccer team lost 2-1 to Quinnipiac.

The loss for the Blue Devils is the fifth in a row, dropping them to 0-5 on the season. Quinnipiac improves to 4-0 with the win.

A first half goal off the head of Sam McCann in the 38th minute had CCSU chasing the Bobcats until the final horn. Brage Aasen's strike off a curling free kick tucked into the top right corner of the goal, extending the margin to 2-0 in the 50th minute to give the Bobcats much needed insurance for the second half.

A penalty kick opportunity by Austin Rocke with under 10 minutes to go was converted, cutting the lead in half at 2-1 in the 81st minute. Central Connecticut was unable to get the equalizer in the final nine minutes.

Rocke's goal is his second in as many games, bringing his points total to five, a team-high.

Jason Dubrovich made four saves in goal for CCSU.


The Blue Devils were unable to get ahead in extra time last Wednesday, Sept. 8 against University of Massachusetts (Amherst), falling 2-1.

UMass got the first goal of the game, capitalizing in the 17th minute on a Filippo Begliardi Ghidini to take the lead at home early.

The lead was short lived as Rocke found twine in the 19th minute off a feed by Rida Kori, locking the game at 1-1. From then, until the 90th minute, the game remained a stalemate.

UMass' Begliardi Ghidini was the one who broke the tie in overtime, netting his second score of the game at 101' to send the Anchormen home victorious.

The score made it UMass' third win of the season, improving to 3-0-1. They held a 19-6 edge in shots and a 5-0 edge in corner kicks over CCSU.

Dubrovich turned away five shots in goal for the Blue Devils.

Posted in The Bristol Press, CCSU on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:12. Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:14.