Five different players scored three goals or more as Central
Connecticut State University won its second straight game on the
road Friday afternoon. Sophomore Ashley Perkoski led the way
with five goals and two assists, while the Blue Devils defeated
Liberty by a score of 21-9 in Lynchburg, VA.
CCSU led from start to finish, picking up the first two goals within the first five minutes of play. Sophomore Ashley Mara got things started with an unassisted scored less than three minutes after the start. Freshman Betsy Vendel recorded the next goal off of an assist from senior Courtney Mooney.
The Flames tied the score on three different occasions, the last coming at 5-5 with 2:26 left in the opening period. Central then took the lead for the final time and extended to three with three straight scores inside the final 40 seconds of the half. Perkoski and junior Michele Conway each tallied one goal and one assist during the run.
The Blue Devils opened things up in the second period with three more goals, making it 11-5 less than five minutes into the final frame. This time it was Mooney recording a goal and an assist during the stretch. After a short 2-1 run by Liberty, CCSU scored seven goals in a row over a span of 8:38 to put the game out of reach for the Flames.
Perkoski scored three straight goals in only 2:14 by herself to end the Blue Devil run and take the 19-7 lead. CCSU went on to the 21-9 victory and improved to 4-4 on the season. Liberty falls to 1-7 with the defeat.
Perkoski led Central with five goals and added two assists, while it was Mooney who led in points after tallying three goals and five assists. Vendel and fellow freshman Meaghan McCurry each tallied four goals, while Conway added three scores and three assists.
Vendel also led the way with a career best six draw controls. Sophomore Erin DeLancey totaled a team best six ground balls while stopping 11 shots in the net for Central.
CCSU will next come back home to host Northeast Conference opponents Wagner and Long Island on April 1 and 3, respectively.
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