Freshman Elyse Malecki scored a career-high three times, including twice in the second half, but the Central Connecticut women's lacrosse team dropped an 11-10 home decision to Longwood on Friday night. The Lancers are now 4-0 on the season. Central falls to 1-3 with the loss.
Senior Betsy Vendel scored three times and added an assist, moving within two points of becoming the all-time points leader in CCSU lacrosse history. She scored two of her goals after halftime as the Blue Devils erased a 7-3 halftime deficit to tie the game at 9-9 in the second half.
The Lancers scored the first goal of the second half to take an 8-3 lead, but the Blue Devils responded by scoring three straight goals to make it 8-6 with 26 minutes left in the game.
Malecki scored her second goal, followed by one from Vendel, and then Malecki's third goal to cut the lead in half.
Longwood scored to make it 9-6, but the Blue Devils answered again with three straight to tie the game at 9-9 with under 12 minutes to play. Vendel scored again, followed by goals from junior Claire Healy and sophomore Andrea Tarsi.
Longwood answered with two more goals to pull ahead 11-9. Senior Mackenzy Ryan scored her first goal of the game to make it 11-10, the eventual final score.
Ryan ended the game with a goal and four assists. Vendel had three goals and an assist, while Malecki had three goals. Sophomore Morgan Tullar made five saves in goal for the Blue Devils.
Central will return to action on Mar. 16 on the road at LaSalle at 1 p.m. They will play four straight games on the road before returning home on Mar. 28 to host Sacred Heart.
June 21, 2013 Nangle Resigns Position at CCSU
June 20, 2013 Toke Named Women's Lax Scholar-Athlete
April 28, 2013 Ward, Tullar Named All-Tournament
April 26, 2013 Lacrosse Falls in NEC Semifinal
April 25, 2013 Six Blue Devils Earn All-NEC
April 21, 2013 Lacrosse Falls to Monmouth
April 19, 2013 Women's Lacrosse Falls to Mount
April 17, 2013 Lacrosse Falls at Holy Cross
April 14, 2013 Lax Earns First NEC Tournament Berth
April 5, 2013 Late Goal Lifts Lax to 5-0 in NEC
April 1, 2013 Roche, Vendel Earn Weekly Honors
March 30, 2013 Lax Beats Quinnipiac, 4-0 in NEC Play
March 28, 2013 Lacrosse Downs Sacred Heart, 9-6
March 26, 2013 Lacrosse Tops Manhattan, 17-6
March 25, 2013 Tullar, Hughes Earn NEC Awards
March 24, 2013 Lacrosse Tops RMU, Now 2-0 in NEC
March 22, 2013 Lax Wins, Vendel Breaks Career Points Record
March 19, 2013 Lax vs. Manhattan Rescheduled
March 18, 2013 Tullar Earns NEC Weekly Honor
March 16, 2013 Lax Falls in 2nd OT at La Salle
March 8, 2013 Longwood Tops Women's Lax 11-10
March 6, 2013 Women's Lacrosse Tops Siena, 9-5
March 2, 2013 Women's Lax Falls at Villanova
February 27, 2013 Women's Lax Falls to #19/20 Stony Brook
February 25, 2013 Tullar Earns NEC Weekly Honor
February 22, 2013 Lax Falls in Opener, 11-10
February 6, 2013 Lax 4th in NEC Preseason Poll
December 12, 2012 Lacrosse Signs Seven to NLI
November 29, 2012 Lacrosse Sets 2013 Schedule