Lee Sets Career Saves Record in 11-8 Loss to Detroit
Senior goalkeeper Alice Lee came into Wednesday night's game in second place in Central Connecticut annals for career saves. Although the Blue Devils (0-6) fell to Detroit (2-4) by a score of 11-8, Lee's 16 saves on the night moved her past Amanda Zabel and into first place in the record books with 514 career saves. Fellow senior captain Stephanie John scored one goal and assisted on two others to keep CCSU in the game.
Detroit scored five out of the first six goals of the game to build a lead that Central Connecticut could never get even with and the Titans went on to win by a score of 11-8. Freshmen Emily Boissonneault and Anna Eidem each scored two goals during Detroit's 5-1 run in the first half.
During the next eight minutes of the first period CCSU scored three straight to pull to within one goal with 8:01 remaining in the opening frame. Sophomores Michele Conway and Kacey Bisienere, as well as freshman Ashley Mara each scored unassisted goals in the run. After another Boissonneault goal for the Titans, freshman Ashley Perkoski scored on an assist from John with seven seconds remaining to bring the Blue Devils to within one at the half.
The game was as even as the score showed in the first half, with Detroit recording 19 shots to CCSU's 15 and the Blue Devils edging out the Titans with and eight to five draw control advantage. Central Connecticut was forced into two more turnovers than Detroit and picked up 12 ground balls to the Titans' 13. Lee totaled five saves in the first period, while Detroit keeper Brett Yenger recorded seven.
The second half saw back and forth action with the only multiple goal run coming from Detroit when Kandice Bogatz and Corina Mahorn scored unassisted goals two minutes apart from each other midway throught the second period. Sophomore Cara Momnie scored off of John's second assist of the evening with eight minutes remaining, but Boissonneault countered with her fourth of the game to put the Titans up 11-8.
Lee finished with 16 saves, while Yenger totaled 17 for the Titans. Detroit outshot the Blue Devils by a mark of 41-32, while CCSU recorded 14 draw controls to the Titans' eight. The ground balls were even as Detroit totaled 22 and Central picked up 21 for the game.
Boissonneault and Eidem each scored four goals to lead Detroit to the victory. Bogatz added two, while Mahorn finished with one goal, one assist and two ground balls.
Central Connecticut will next go on the road for Northeast
Conference action against Wagner on Friday March 20 and against
Long Island on Sunday March 22. Detroit will next be playing at
Quinnipiac on Friday March 20.