Caneen posted her first hat trick of the season as the Central
Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 2-1 in Northeast
Conference play with a 4-0 victory at home against Mount St. Mary's
on Friday afternoon. CCSU is now 5-4-4 overall this season and 2-0
at home. The Blue Devils return to action on Sunday. They will
host Monmouth at 1 p.m.
The Blue Devils scored a pair of goals in the game's first two minutes. Junior Leah Blayney scored her fourth goal of the season 1:18 into the game to give the home squad a 1-0 lead. Blayney beat Mount goalkeeper Alicia Miller from 30 yards out. Caneen made it 2-0 moments later. She scored off a deflection by Miller just 18 seconds later, giving the Blue Devils a 2-0 advantage just two minutes into the game. It was Caneen's third goal of the season.
Caneen's second goal of the game, at 7:15, upped the Blue Devil lead to 3-0. The junior took a misplayed ball off the Miller, and beat the defense to the right corner of the net.
The Blue Devils outshot the Mountaineers 19-1 in the first half but were held scoreless in the final 42 minutes of the period.
Caneen's third goal of the game came at the 52:21 mark off a feed from Blayney. Blayney took advantage of a Mount turnover, and fed Caneen up the middle. Caneen beat Miller to the lower right corner to record the hat trick.
The Blue Devils outshot the Mountaineers 27-10 overall and 14-3 in shots on goal. The held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks in the victory. Junior Caity Casey stopped two shots in 77:46. Freshman Alyssa Burke played 12:14 in her collegiate debut.
CCSU returns to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. at home vs. Monmouth.
February 2, 2009 Pair of Women's Soccer Players Earn Soccer Buzz Regional Honors
December 18, 2008 Karise Hilt Adds All-New England Honor to Post Season Accolades
December 9, 2008 Hilt and Tregear Earn All-Region Honors from NSCAA/adidas
December 1, 2008 All Welcome for Wednesday's Women's Soccer Reception
November 14, 2008 CCSU Women's Soccer Season Comes to an End in NCAA Tournament
October 30, 2008 Erin Herd Named to ESPN Academic All-District Third Team
October 27, 2008 Karise Hilt Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week
October 26, 2008 Blue Devils Top Fairleigh Dickinson 5-1 on Senior Day on Sunday
October 24, 2008 Women's Soccer Shuts Out Sacred Heart at Home on Friday, 1-0
October 20, 2008 Jackson Named NEC Rookie of the Week for the Second Straight Week
October 19, 2008 Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Long Island on Sunday, 1-0
October 17, 2008 Women's Soccer Shuts Out Wagner 4-0 on the Road on Friday Afternoon
October 13, 2008 Caneen and Jackson Collect NEC Weekly Honors
September 28, 2008 Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Army on Sunday Afternoon
September 15, 2008 Erin Herd Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week
September 14, 2008 Women's Soccer Falls 1-0 at #13 Boston College on Sunday
September 12, 2008 Blayney and Caneen Score in 2-0 Women's Soccer Win Over Holy Cross
September 5, 2008 Women's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw With Delaware on Friday Afternoon
August 31, 2008 Caneen's Goal Leads Women's Soccer to 1-0 Win Over New Hampshire
August 29, 2008 Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Vermont on Friday
August 21, 2008 Women's Soccer Captains Sit Down to Discuss the Upcoming Season