2019 WestConn Men's Soccer News

  • Spencer Ranno To Play In NEISL All-Star Game On Sunday
    November 26, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - Western Connecticut State University senior back Spencer Ranno (Sherman, CT) has been selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League All-Star Game at Brandeis University on Sunday, December 1.
  • Franz Muhaj Named LEC Rookie Of The Year... Six Colonials Honored On All-Conference Team
    November 13, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University freshman midfielder Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, CT) has been named  2019 Little East Conference Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year, announced LEC Assistant Commissioner Darryl Konicki on Wednesday.
  • WestConn Men's And Women's Soccer Roll On
    November 08, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's and women's soccer are still alive in the 2019 Little East Conference Championships.
  • Fourth-Seeded Men’s Soccer Season Ends with 5-0 Loss at Top-Seeded Eastern in LEC Semfinals
    November 08, 2019
    MANSFIELD, CT – The fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 loss at top-seeded archrival Eastern Connecticut in the Little East Conference tournament semifinal round on Friday night at Rick McCarthy Field. With the loss, the Colonials’ season came to a close at 13-5-3 while the Warriors improved to 17-2 and will meet either No. 2 Keene State or No. 3 Rhode Island College in the championship game on Sunday.
  • Fourth-Seeded Men's Soccer Advances to LEC Semifinals, Edging Fifth-Seeded UMass-Boston in Shootout, 4-3
    November 05, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – After playing to a scoreless tie in their regular season finale on Saturday, the fourth-seeded Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer squad squared up against visiting fifth-seeded UMass-Boston in the quarterfinal round of the Little East Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at the Westside Athletic Complex. This time there was no tie. After double overtime ended with the count deadlocked at 0-0, WestConn advanced to the semifinal round with a 4-3 shootout (penalty kicks) win.
  • Four WestConn Teams Move On In Little East Conference Championships
    November 04, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - Four Western Connecticut State University fall programs earned hosting duties for the Little East Conference Tournament and all four teams are still alive.  Field hockey amd men's soccer, captured exciting victories in its first-round contests on Tuesday, and the women's soccer and women's volleyball will all host semifinals on Thursday. 
  • WestConn Ties At UMass Boston, Secures Fourth Seed For LEC Tournament
    November 02, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass.—The Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team and UMass Boston played to an exciting 1-1 stalemate on Saturday afternoon in the two team’s regular-season finale. 
  • Colonials Blank Becker On Senior Night, 5-0
    October 30, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team tuned up for Saturday's important Little East Conference match by defeating visiting Becker College, 5-0, at the Westside Athletic Complex on Wednesday night.
  • Colonials Blank Becker On Senior Night, 5-0
    October 30, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team tuned up for Saturday's important Little East Conference match by defeating visiting Becker College, 5-0, at the Westside Athletic Complex on Wednesday night.
  • Men's Soccer Upends UMass-Dartmouth, 3-1
    October 26, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – After a nail-biting double overtime tie against Trinity on Tuesday, the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team rebounded with a 3-1 victory over visiting Little East Conference nemesis UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Juniors Afa Reyes (Bridgeport, CT), Matthew Restrepo (Bridgeport, CT) and rookie Kent Eannarino (Brookfield, CT) notched goals for the Colonials who improved to 12-4-1 overall and 5-2 in league play. 
  • Men's Soccer Finishes Deadlocked with Trinity, 1-1
    October 22, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer squad played to a 1-1 tie with Trinity College in a non-conference contest at the Westside Athletic Complex on a Tuesday evening filled with heavy rain. The Colonials moved to 11-4-1 overall while the Bantams went to 1-11-1. 
  • James Wilcox Named Little East Conference Defensive Player Of The Week
    October 21, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University midfielder James Wilcox (Burlington, CT) was named Little East Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, for the week ending on October 20.
  • Colonials Blank Plymouth State, 3-0
    October 19, 2019
    PLYMOUTH, NH - Junior goalie Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, CT) registered the clean sheet and three different Colonials scored goals as the Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team defeated Plymouth State University, 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
  • WestConn Dominates But Fall To Eastern Connecticut, 1-0
    October 16, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - The Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team out-shot visting Eastern Connecticut State University, 30-4, but the Warriors, behind a goal by Justin Jensen (Wethersfield, CT) led in the only important tally, the final scored, 1-0, at a rainy Westside Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Three WestConn Student-Athletes Honored By Little East Conference This Week
    October 14, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University freshman forward Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, CT), freshman Rory McMaster (Canton, MI) and sophomore swimmer Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY) have been named Little East Conference Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week, Women's Volleyball Rookie of the Week and Women's Swimming and Diving Swimmer of the Week, for the week ending on October 13.
  • Sciortino And Muhaj Score As WestConn Wins At Castleton, 2-1
    October 12, 2019
    CASTLETON, VT -  Mikey Sciortino (Shelton, CT) and Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, CT) each scored very early goals and the Western Connecticut State University squad held on for a 2-1 decision over host Castleton University in Little East Conference play on Saturday night.
  • Reyes Nets a Pair as WestConn Men’s Soccer Outlasts Keene State, 3-2
    October 05, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team edged visiting Keene State College, 3-2, in a Little East Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at the Westside Athletic Complex. Junior midfielder Afa Reyes (Bridgeport, CT) netted a pair of goals to lead the Colonials, including the game-winner. With the win, WestConn improved to 9-3 overall and 2-1 in league play, while the Owls dropped to 8-3 and 2-1. 
  • Men’s Soccer Gets Eighth Win with Shutout of John Jay College, 2-0
    October 02, 2019
    NEW YORK, NY - The WestConn men’s soccer team improved to 8-3 on the season by shutting out John Jay College on Wednesday evening.
  • Men’s Soccer Stumbles at Rhode Island College, 1-0
    September 28, 2019
    PROVIDENCE, RI – Despite outshooting the hosts, 14-9, and holding the edge in corner kick opportunities, 6-5, the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team suffered a setback as they fell at Little East Conference nemesis Rhode Island College, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, while the Anchormen improved to 4-4-1 and 1-1.
  • WestConn Men's Soccer Falls To Ramapo, 4-2
    September 25, 2019
    DANBURY, CT - Junior midfielder Matthew Restrepo (Bridgeport, CT) scored both of the Western Connecticut State University goals on Wednesday afternoon, but the Colonials fell to a strong Ramapo College side, 4-2 at the Westside Athletic Complex.
  • Six Colonials Honored By LEC This Week
    September 23, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - On Monday, a total of six Western Connecticut State University student-athletes garnered weekly honors from the Little East Conference.
  • Reyes Buries Two Goals as Men’s Soccer Rolls Past Southern Maine in LEC Opener, 7-0
    September 21, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Junior midfielder Afa Reyes (Bridgeport, CT) netted a pair of goals while classmate Matthew Restrepo (Bridgeport, CT) added one and dished out an assist to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team to a 7-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine in the Little East Conference opener for both squads on Saturday afternoon at the Westside Athletic Complex. With the win, the Colonials improved to 7-1 overall and 1-0 in league play, while the Huskies dropped to 0-6-2 and 0-1.
  • Sciortino’s Hat Trick Leads Men’s Soccer to 4-0 Shutout Over Westfield State
    September 17, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Junior forward Mikey Sciortino (Shelton, CT) tallied three goals while classmate Matthew Restrepo (Bridgeport, CT) finished with one goal and an assist to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team to a 4-0 shutout victory over visiting non-conference opponent Westfield State University on Tuesday night at the Westside Athletic Complex. With the win, the Colonials improved to 6-1 overall while the Owls dropped to 1-3.
  • Reyes Nets Game-Winner as Men’s Soccer Blanks Emmanuel, 1-0
    September 12, 2019
    DANBURY, CT – Junior midfielder Afa Reyes (Bridgeport, CT) took a pass from rookie midfielder Kent Eannarino (Brookfield, CT) and blasted home the lone goal of the contest in the 64th minute of play to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team to a 1-0 shutout victory over visiting non-conference opponent Emmanuel College on Thursday night. With the win, the Colonials improved to 5-1 overall, while the Saints dropped to 2-2.
  • Rodriguez Leads Men’s Soccer to 3-1 Win at Coast Guard
    September 10, 2019
    NEW LONDON, CT – Junior forward Ricardo Rodriguez (Danbury, CT) netted a goal and dished out an assist to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer squad to a 3-1 non-conference victory at Coast Guard on Tuesday night. With the win, the Colonials improved to 4-1 overall while the hosts dropped to 2-2.
  • Franz Muhaj Named LEC Men's Soccer Offensive Player And Rookie Of the Week
    September 09, 2019
    PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University freshman forward Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, CT) has been named Little East Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week after a standout performance last week for the Colonials.
  • Restrepo Leads Charge as Men's Soccer Upends MCLA, 4-2
    September 07, 2019
    NORTH ADAMS, MA- The visiting Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team got a pair of goals from junior midfielder Matthew Restrepo (Bridgeport, CT) and the Colonials held off the MCLA Trailblazers 4-2 this afternoon in the final game of the Kickoff Classic. The Colonials improve to 3-1 on the season while MCLA is winless at 0-3.
  • Muhaj Nets Two Goals as Men’s Soccer Blanks Elms, 4-0
    September 06, 2019
    Muhaj Nets Two Goals as Men’s Soccer Blanks Elms, 4-0 NORTH ADAMS, MA – Rookie forward Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, CT) tallied two goals and junior midfielder Max Cano (Stratford, CT) dished out a pair of assists to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Elms on Day One of MCLA Tournament on Friday night. With the win, the Colonials improved to 2-1 overall while Elms dropped to 1-1-1. “I was very pleased with our effort and tenacity this evening,” said WestConn Assistant Coach Prince Ojok following the win. “We continued to hustle throughout the second half and didn’t give them an opportunity to get back into the game,” he concluded. The Colonials scored just 9:30 into the game when Cano found Muhaj for his second goal of the campaign. Moments later, Cano connected with Afa Reyes to put the visitors ahead 2-0. WestConn continued to dominate in the second half as they outshot Elms, 13-0. Muhaj struck for another goal before Robert Sam scored, unassisted, to wrap the count up at 4-0. The Colonials return to action for Day Two of the tournament on Saturday.
  • Men’s Soccer Rebounds with 4-1 Win at St. Joseph’s
    September 02, 2019
    PATCHOGUE, NY – After a tough season-opening overtime loss at Vassar on Friday, four different players pierced the scoring column as the WestConn men’s soccer team rebounded with a 4-1 victory at non-conference foe St. Joseph’s (LI) on Monday afternoon. Junior goalkeeper Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, CT) surrendered just one goal, while finishing with three saves to earn his first win of the season for the Colonials. 
  • WestConn Men's Soccer Falls In Overtime, 1-0 At Vassar
    August 30, 2019
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Western Connecticut State University junior goalie Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, CT) made four saves in nearly 99 minutes of work, narrowly missing his first clean sheet of the season, but the Colonials fell at Vassar College, 1-0 in overtime at Gordon Field on Friday.
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