March 4, 2012

Women's Lax Falls at Iona on Sunday

The Central Connecticut women's lacrosse team fell to 1-2 on the season with a 7-3 loss at Iona College on Sunday afternoon.  Junior Betsy Vendel scored a pair of goals for the Blue Devils in the loss.

Central will return home for its next game on Wednesday at 5 p.m. vs. Manhattan.  They are 1-0 at home this season under first year head coach Kelly Nangle.

The Gaels scored first to take the early lead, but Vendel's third goal of the season knotted the score at 1-1.  Iona answered with the final two goals before halftime, taking the 3-1 lead into the break.

In the second half, junior Mackenzy Ryan's free position goal cut the lead in half, 3-2.  It was her sixth goal of the season.  Iona answered again with three straight goals in less than seven minutes to push the lead to 6-2.

Vendel's second goal of the game, and fourth of the season, made it 6-3 with 15:41 to play in the second period. Iona held a 28-13 advantage in shots in the game. 

Senior Erin DeLancey made 11 stops in net for the Blue Devils, and is now 1-2 on the season.  Ioan goalkeeper Maria Ortiz made seven saves in net to earn the victory.

Central returns to action on Wednesday night, hosting Manhattan at 5 p.m. on Arute Field.  Fans can follow the action live with Live Stats and Live Video coutesy of mediaCENTRAL.