April 23, 2011

Lacrosse Drops Final NEC Game at Wagner

The Central Connecticut lacrosse team dropped their season finale on the road at Wagner on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils led 7-4 at the half, but the Seahawks took the game, 12-10, on the strength of a second period comeback. The loss drops the Blue Devils to 7-9 on the season and 2-7 on Northeast Conference action. Central finishes the season with a program record seven wins.

Sophomore Mackenzy Ryan led the Blue Devil attack as she registered four goals and sophomore Betsy Vendel scored three goals and had an assist.

The Blue Devils jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as senior Michele Conway scored a pair of goals and sophomores Meaghan McCurry and Ryan each scored a goal.

The Seahawks went on a 4-1 run with Ryan recording the only goal for the Blue Devils during the stretch. Central answered with a goal from Ryan and another from Vendel to end the half ahead 7-4.

Wagner scored the opening goal of the second half making it 7-5. Vendel quickly answered with a goal making it 8-5, but the Seahawks scored the next six goals to take an 11-8 lead.

The Blue Devils cut the lead to one on goals from Vendel and Ryan, but the Seahawks found the net again to lock up the 12-10 victory.

McCurry finished the year with a team high 38 goals. Vendel finished with a team high 60 points, the second highest single-season total in CCSU history. She led the team with 29 assists also a new single-season record.