Three Blue Devils scored goals and Central Connecticut held off
Monmouth for a 3-2 Northeast Conference victory on Sunday afternoon
in New Britain. The Hawks entered the game with a 10-1-1 record
and were receiving votes in the most recent NSCAA National Poll.
With the victory the Blue Devils improve to 3-1 in league play and
6-4-4 overall. Their three wins give them nine points in league
play, good for a share of first place through four conference
games. CCSU is action again on the road at Wagner on Friday,
October 17, at Wagner.
The Blue Devils got on the board first on junior Rachel Caneen's fourth goal in the last two games. She beat Monmouth keeper Lia Fierro from just inside the box to the top right of the goal to give CCSU the early edge at 17:39.
The lead reached 2-0 when junior Karise Hilt scored her first goal of the season, and the fourth of her career, at 24:30 in the first half. Hilt took a give-and-go from fellow junior Leah Blayney and beat Fierro to the lower left corner for the two goal advantage in the game.
The remainder of the first half was scoreless but both teams had a pair of opportunities to put a goal on the board.
The Blue Devils held a nine to six advantage in shots in the period including a five to three edge in shots on goal. CCSU goalkeeper Caity Casey made a pair of saves in goal before the break and CCSU added one team save to hold the Hawks scoreless.
In the second half the Blue Devils upped their lead to 3-0 on the first career goal for freshman Brittany Jackson. Sophomore midfielder Clio Tregear took the ball the length of the left side beating her defender and heading toward the goal. With the clock at 50:50 she fed Jackson in front of the goal and she found the back of the net for the three goal lead.
The Hawks scored their first goal of the game to cut the Blue Devil lead to 3-1 at 64:53 in the second half. Jone DeMoor's ninth goal of the season off a pass from Andrea Lopez cut the Blue Devil lead to two. DeMoor scored again to cut the lead to 3-2 with 1:02 left in the game. The Blue Devils held off the late rally by the Hawks to move to 3-1 in league play this season.
Casey made seven saves in goal for her second win in as many days. Fierro made four stops in net for the visitors.
CCSU held a 13-11 advantage in total shots while the Hawks had a 9-7 edge in shots on goal.
The Blue Devils are in action again on Friday afternoon at Wagner beginning at 3 p.m.
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