The Central Connecticut women's soccer team fell to 1-1-1 on the
season with a 2-1 loss on the road at Vermont in the first game of
the TDBanknorth Classic on Friday. The Blue Devils return to
action on Sunday at 11 a.m. when they play New Hampshire in their
second and final game of the Classic being held at the University
The Blue Devils outshot the Catamounts 19-8 in the game including a 10-2 margin in the first half but the game remained tied 1-1 at the break.
The Catamounts scored first at 17:28 when Gabby Bonfigli put back a rebound off a save by Blue Devil keeper Caity Casey on Bonfigli's first shot attempt. Casey was making her first start of the season for the Blue Devils and made two saves in 90:00 minutes of action.
Central Connecticut evened the score when Leah Blayney scored her first goal of the season off an assist by sophomore captain Clio Tregear. Tregear's shot hit the crossbar and Blayney put back the rebound to tie the game at 1-1 at 32:12.
The Catamounts, despite being outshot 9-6 in the second half, scored the only goal following halftime to earn the 2-1 victory. Emily Perrin slipped behind the CCSU defense and beat Casey to give the Catamounts the one goal advantage at 68:26.
The Blue Devils outshot the Catamounts 19-8 in the game and had a 10-0 advantage on corner kicks, but were able to beat Vermont goalkeeper Liza Bradley just once on the day. She made seven saves in the game as the host team moved to 1-1 on the season.
CCSU returns to action on Sunday at 11 a.m. to face New Hampshire in the second and final game for the Blue Devils at the TD Banknorth Classic at the University of Vermont.