November 5, 2010
Soubrier's Overtime Goal Lifts Men's Soccer, 4-3, Over Central Connecticut
HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior defender Pierre
Soubrier's (Aurignac, France) free-kick goal in the
93rd minute of play propelled Quinnipiac to a 4-3
overtime victory over Northeast Conference opponent Central
Connecticut on Friday afternoon. Quinnipiac improves its overall
record to 4-11-1 and its NEC record to 3-6, while Central
Connecticut falls to 4-10-3 overall and 1-6-3 in NEC
Soubrier capped off a terrific day, in which he
figured in three goals (one goal, two assists), with a powerful
blast on a free-kick that beat the Blue Devil's junior goalkeeper
James Perkins. Quinnipiac's bench cleared to mob the senior
captain, whose goal halted the Bobcats' three-game losing
Quinnipiac jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in
the ninth minute of play, as sophomore forward William
Daniels (Bethany, Conn.) controlled a cross from Soubrier and
knocked in his third goal of the season.
The Bobcats continued to apply the pressure up front, when
sophomore defender William
Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.) unloaded a blast from the top of
the box in the 12th minute of play to give Quinnipiac
the 2-0 advantage. The ball hardly elevated off the turf, as it
blew by the Blue Devils goalkeeper for Cavallo's third goal of the
Rothbart (Cheshire, Conn.) took the corner kick for Quinnipiac
and was credited with his first assist of the season.
Central Connecticut scored just seven minutes later in the
19th minute of play on freshman defender Ian
Smurthwaite's first career goal.
The Blue Devils tallied their second goal just before halftime in
the 45th minute of play, as senior midfielder Connor
Smith took a pass from freshman forward Andrew Ferrucci and netted
his third goal of the year.
Sophomore forward Philip
Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) headed in his fourth goal of the year
in the 67th minute to give Quinnipiac the 3-2 advantage.
Soubrier earned his team-leading fifth assist of the season on the
The Blue Devils registered the game-tying goal with just 33 seconds
left in regulation, when freshman defender Jose Pablo Gamboa
Palavicini headed in a cross off a corner kick from sophomore
midfielder Jesse Menzies.
Sophomore goalkeeper Josh
Lavallee (Upland, Calif.) made three saves on the afternoon for
Quinnipiac, while his counterpart Perkins turned away five
Quinnipiac returns to action for its final game of the season on
Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. against #11 Monmouth University. The
Bobcats will honor its eight seniors as part of its senior day
ceremonies prior to the contest.