Sophomore Ashley Perkoski and freshman
Vendel each scored three goals and had an assist but the
Central Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team dropped
its Northeast Conference opener, 14-10, to visiting Bryant on
Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 2-1 on the
season and 0-1 in NEC play. They return to action next Thursday
hosting Virgina Tech at 4 p.m.
Bryant took a 3-1 lead before the Blue Devils tied it at 3-3 with back-to-back goals from Vendel and senior Lyndsey Mastandrea. With the game tied 4-4, the Bulldogs scored two straight to take a 6-4 lead.
Central answered with two straight goals from Vendel, her second and third of the game, tying the game at 6-6. With under a minute to play Bryant scored the final goal of a half to take a 7-6 lead.
The Bulldogs scored the first two goals of the second half to up its lead to 9-6. Perkoski and freshman Mackenzy Ryan scored to cut the lead to 9-8 with 21:14 to play.
Bryant answered with five straight goals to open up a 14-8 lead with just over four minutes to play. Perkoski and Ryan each scored again, putting the final score at 14-10.
Perkoski and Vendel each posted three goals and one assist in the game, tallying four points. Ryan added two goals and one assist while junior Michele Conway had two assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Erin DeLancey had 19 saves in goal for the Blue Devils.
Bryant was led by Allison Faiola who had three goals and two assists and Eliza Demarseilles who had a game-high four goals. Lauren Filippone made 11 saves for her first victory of the season in goal.
The Blue Devils return to action with their fourth straight home game to open the 2010 season on Thursday, Mar. 11, hosting Virginia Tech at 4 p.m.
April 23, 2010 Vendel and Ryan Earn End of Season Awards
April 21, 2010 Lacrosse Game at Holy Cross Canceled
April 19, 2010 Vendel Is NEC Rookie of the Week For Fourth Time
April 18, 2010 Lacrosse Falls Short, Topped by Robert Morris 15-14
April 11, 2010 Blue Devils Fall to Monmouth 15-9 On the Road
April 9, 2010 Conway Scores Two In Loss to The Mount
April 5, 2010 Betsy Vendel Named NEC Rookie of the Week For Third Time
April 3, 2010 Vendel Ties School Record In Blue Devils' Loss to LIU
April 1, 2010 CCSU's Win Streak Snapped by Wagner, 17-12
March 30, 2010 CCSU Lacrosse Holds Youth Clinic On Sunday
March 29, 2010 Vendel Receives Second Rookie of the Week Honor
March 24, 2010 CCSU Improves to 3-4 With 20-8 Defeat of Howard
March 21, 2010 Ryan Scores Three In Central's Loss at Quinnipiac
March 19, 2010 CCSU Drops Road Game at Sacred Heart
March 11, 2010 Vendel Strikes Again as Blue Devils Fall to Virginia Tech
March 9, 2010 Betsy Vendel Earns Rookie of the Week Honors
January 27, 2010 Lacrosse Tabbed Ninth In Preseason Poll
September 22, 2009 Blue Devils Announce Fall Slate of Games
September 8, 2009 CCSU To Host Fright Fest Tournament
September 8, 2009 Pomposi Receives IWLCA Academic Squad Honors