Sept. 5, 2004
Men's soccer loses shootout to Central, 5-4 Senior Carlos Caracas nets two NEW BRITAIN, CT (September 5) - Alex Harrison scored four goals for the Central Connecticut Blue Devils and assisted on a fifth goal to lead Central past Sacred Heart in Northeast Conference action Sunday afternoon. Sacred Heart started out strong, as they opened the scoring just 8:10 into the match, when sophomore midfielder Ricardi Mendes (Campinas, Sao Paulo) floated a free-kick past CCSU keeper Andrew Sierman to give Sacred Heart an early one goal lead. Sacred Heart would extend the lead to 2-0 shortly past the 32:00 mark when junior Nick Lloyd (Plymouth, MN) took a feed from fellow junior Glenn Wilken (Ridgefield, CT) to extend the Pioneers lead. Central would reclaim one goal by the end of the first half to cut the Pioneers lead in half to 2-1. The second half would turn into the Alex Harrison show, as the sophomore would net four goals in the stanza. Harrison scored two goals in a two minute span to put Central up 4-3. Sacred Heart would fire back with a pair of goals from senior Carlos Caracas (West Haven, CT). The first tying the match at three, the second giving the Pioneers a 4-3 lead. It would take only :42 for Central's Harrison to tie the contest after Caracas's second goal. Then he would then score the game-winner with in the 85th minute. The loss drops the Pioneers to 0-2 (0-1 NEC) on the season. Sacred Heart returns to action on September 10 when they head south to take on Jacksonville in Wilmington, NC.