February 19, 2012

Lacrosse Drops Opener at Stony Brook

The Central Connecticut women's lacrosse team dropped its season opener at Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon.  The Blue Devils (0-1, 0-0 NEC) were topped, 18-5, by the Seawolves (3-0, 0-0 AE) who had already played two games prior to today's action.

After allowing nine goals over the first 19:50 of the game, the Blue Devil defense came together to limit the Seawolves to one score over the final 10:10 of the first half.

During that time, junior Meaghan McCurry, last season's leading goal scorer, netted her first point of the season off a pass from senior Ashley Perkoski.

The Blue Devils played better in the second half, limiting Stony Brook to eight goals.  Central actually outscored the Seawolves 4-2 over the final 12 minutes of the game.

Junior Mackenzy Ryan registered Central's first goal of the second half at the 10:47 mark, with senior Ashley Mara assisting on that score.

Perkoski then picked up her second assist of the game by helping junior Betsy Vendel score her first goal of the season.

After that, Mara then turned into the scorer, as Vendel passed to her for a goal with 4:02 left in the game.

The Blue Devils' last goal of the period came out of senior Cara Momnie's stick.  Momnie scored unassisted with 1:07 left in the game.

Perkoski, Mara and Vendel each recorded two points in the game.  Perkoski picked up two assists, Vendel and Mara each scored a goal and assisted once.

Senior Erin DeLancey started in goal and made nine saves for the Blue Devils.

Stony Brook finished with a 42-12 advantage in shots and a 15-6 lead on draw controls.

The Blue Devils return to action Saturday, Feb. 25, against Bryant.  That game will start at 1 p.m. and is the Blue Devils home and NEC opener.