Men’s Soccer Ties CCSU

By Timothy Zubov

Staff Writer

Fairleigh Dickinson remained undefeated in the Northeast Conference men’s soccer, fighting to a 3-3 tie at Central Connecticut State University, Thursday night  in New Britain, Conn.

The Knights improved to 3-0-2 in the league, 5-5-3 overall.

Sophomore defender Hugo Bacharach scored his second goal of the season on a header off Diego Arribas’s 18-yard free kick with 6 minutes to play. The score remained deadlocked and forced overtime for the fourth match this year, getting their third tie against one win in extra time. 

FDU, however, fell to third in the NEC standings going into this weekend’s home match against No. 1-ranked Long Island University at University Stadium in Teaneck on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. 

CCS (2-8-1, 2-2-1 NEC) dropped to fifth in the league.

Freshman forward Kevin Leonhard scored a sliding goal at close range, rebounding a save by CCSU goalie Jason Dubrovich for a 2-1 Knight lead at the half.

CCSU’s John Michael Torres scored on a header off a corner to tie the score 1-1 at minute 33. 

Birk Martinsen rolled in a score off some trickery when Torres and Sean Gannon connected on a one-two pass off a free kick to get the ball to Martinsen, who scored easily to push CCSU into a 2-2 tie less than 4 minutes into the second half.

The Blue Devils took a 3-2 lead with 29 minutes remaining when Ola Telje followed through on a pass from Kacper Skonieczny.

Bacharach, an all-conference defender, joined Arribas and Edoardo Calzola in leading FDU’s 17-shot attack. Knight goalie Spencer King recorded 2 saves on 9 shots.

The Knights, with four matches remaining, three at home, are building with teamwork and closeness, apparent in their play, to keep their conference record unblemished, as they battle to gain their 10th NEC championship after last winning in 2019.

Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Write to us at

Catch the Knights back at home for family and friends weekend.

Photo From FDU Knights.