Lax Opens NEC Play This Weekend

Steve McLaughlin Photo
Steve McLaughlin Photo

The Central Connecticut lacrosse team will open Northeast Conference play this weekend at Saint Francis U and Robert Morris.  The Blue Devils (1-5) will make a stop at both schools before returning home for three games at Arute Field next week.

The Blue Devils will visit the Red Flash on Friday afternoon to open NEC play.  The first draw is scheduled for 3 p.m. and fans can watch live - free of charge - on

On Sunday, CCSU will finish the trip with a 12 p.m. game at Robert Morris (4-3).  The Colonials hold the league's best record during early season non-conference play.

Here are some notes on the Blue Devils heading into the weekend:

- The Blue Devils posted a 3-0 record to open NEC play last season.  That was the best start to the conference slate in the program's history.

- Senior Betsy Vendel is two points shy of breaking the CCSU record for career points.  Tracey Uellendahl currently holds the record with 184 points.

- Last season, the Blue Devils earned victories over both Saint Francis and Robert Morris at home.