The Central Connecticut women's soccer team will face
10th-ranked Boston College in the first round of the 2008 NCAA
women's soccer tournament on Friday at 4 p.m. The pairings were
announced live on Monday night on ESPNews. Harvard and
Northeastern will meet in the other game at BC at 7 p.m.. The
winners of the two games will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Blue
Devils, the 2008 Northeast Conference Champions, are playing in the
NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last seven seasons.
DIRECTIONS (follow Newton Campus Directions)
The Blue Devlils will face Boston College in the first round game being held in Newton, MA. CCSU dropped a 1-0 decision to the Eagles earlier this season on September 14. In the other game being held at Boston College Northeastern will face Harvard. The Blue Devils defeated Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2003. That game was also held at Boston College.
Tickets for the games can be purchased by calling the Boston College Ticket Office at 617-552-4622 or prior to the games at the Newton Soccer Field. Admission for both Friday and Sunday games will be $3 for students/youths and $7 for general admission.
Central Connecticut is 12-6-4 entering the tournament and 9-2-0 in its last 11 games. The lone losses for the Blue Devils during that time were a 3-2 loss at Yale and a 1-0 regular season loss to Long Island. Seven of the nine victories have come by shutout.
The Blue Devils won their seventh overall Northeast Conference title, and fifth in the last seven seasons, with a 1-0 win over Long Island on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn. CCSU junior Leah Blayney scored the game's lone goal and senior goalkeeper Erin Herd, the NEC Tournament Most Valuable Player, made a pair of saves to record her second shutout in as many games.
The Blue Devils have recorded a school-record 12 shutouts this season including three straight heading into the NCAA Tournament.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.