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No. 1 Men’s Soccer Blanks CCSU

FDU remains atop the Northeast Conference men’s soccer standings with a 2-0 win at home over Central Connecticut State Thursday night.

Knight senior goalie Spencer King recorded three saves and earned his seventh shutout in 13 starts.

Senior midfielder Joshua Ferreira gave FDU all the lead it would need, scoring on an assist by Jordan Alonge and Kevin Leonhard at the 27:36 mark. Leonh.ard recorded his sixth assist of the season.

Hugo Bacharach added his third goal of the season, finding the net on a right-footed penalty kick at the 36:15 mark. The two-time all-NEC defender scored scant minutes after he pinged the post on a header off Leonard’s corner.

FDU won its third-straight match and improved to 7-5-2 overall, 5-0-1 in the league, in a match postponed last Friday by inclement weather.

Senior Jordan Alonge’s 5 shots led a Knights offense peppering CCS defense with 23 shots, 12 in the second half.

The Knights closed out the regular-season home schedule before a crowd of 888 on a crisp fall night that required an extra layer or two under a jersey to keep warm. 

FDU plays at current No. 3 St. Francis Brooklyn (2-1-2 NEC) on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Looking forward, a regular-season title would give FDU Coach Seth Roland his 24th career trip to the conference tournament in his 25 years leading FDU. He won’t have to travel though, as a No. 1 FDU would host the 4-team NEC championship tournament. The tourney champ earns the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA tourney.

Central Connecticut fell to 1-4-0 in the NEC and 3-9-0 overall.

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