Sophomore midfielder Ashley Mara scored two
goals, while Central Connecticut State University dropped an 18-3
road decision at Sacred Heart on Friday. Blue Devils' leading
scorer freshman Betsy
Vendel added two assists in the defeat as CCSU falls to 2-3 on
the season. Central will next stay on the road to challenge
Quinnipiac on Sunday March 21 at 12:00 p.m.
It was Sacred Heart that got on the board first, but CCSU kept things close early. The Pioneers' Carissa Hauser scored the first of her five goals on the day just over one and a half minutes into the game. It was Mara that countered for the Blue Devils, finishing off of an assist from freshman Ali Roche to tie the game at 1-1 at the 25:52 mark.
The two teams alternated goals once again SHU's Cori Horelik scored unassisted before Central tied the game at two goals a piece. At the 21:52 mark in the first half, CCSU held onto its last tie of the game when freshman Mackenzy Ryan scored off of one of Vendel's two assists.
The Pioneers scored the next five goals before Mara finished the half with her fifth goal of the season in the final minute of the first half. Vendel again was on the other end of the play, tallying her fifth helper of the season.
Sacred Heart held Central scoreless in the second period, while recording 11 more goals to finish with the 18-3 victory. The Pioneers held significant advantages over the Blue Devils in shots, turnovers, clears and free position shots, but CCSU held its own in ground balls and draw controls. Central tallied 21 ground balls to 25 for Sacred Heart, and finished with 10 draw controls as SHU tallied 13.
Roche led the Blue Devils with four ground balls, while Roche, Vendel and Ryan each tallied two draw controls to lead CCSU in the category. Sophomore Erin DeLancey finished with six saves in the goal for Central.
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