Former Blue Devil Laura Duncan Named Head Women's Soccer Coach at New HavenFormer All-Conference women's soccer player Laura Duncan was named the head women's soccer coach at the University of New Haven on Tuesday. Duncan was a standout player for the Blue Devils and a member of three Northeast Conference championship teams from 2002-04. She is the second Central alum to hold that position at New Haven, joining former men's soccer Dave Clarke, who is now the head women's coach at Quinnipiac.
Women's Soccer Seniors Leah Blayney and Karise Hilt Named NSCAA All-RegionSeniors Leah Blayney and Karise Hilt were each named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team, it was recently announced. Blayney was the 2009 Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year in her final season and was named to the All-Region First Team. Hilt, who was named to the NEC First Team for the second time in her career earlier this year, was named to the All-Region Third Team.
Women's Soccer Wins NSCAA Team Academic Award for the Eighth Straight YearThe 2009 Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team finished the season with a 12-7-2 overall record and won the 2009 Northeast Conference regular season championship. But this past week they continued an impressive streak that they have going in the classroom. The Blue Devils earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the eighth consecutive year.
Women's Soccer Plays for Eighth NEC Title at Home at 1 p.m. TodayThe 2009 CCSU women's soccer team plays for the program's eighth title against second seed Monmouth, today at 1 p.m. on the CCSU Soccer Field. The Blue Devils defeated Long Island 1-0 on Friday behind a goal from senior NEC Player of the Year Leah Blayney. Central has won an NEC-record seven women's soccer titles since joining the league. Fans can watch live by logging onto NortheastConference.tv beginning at game time.
Women's Soccer Falls in Northeast Conference Championship 1-0 to Monmouth on SundayMonmouth's Mary Wilks scored 1:02 into overtime to top#1 seed Central Connecticut 1-0 on Sunday in the 2009 Northeast Conference Championship game. With the loss the Blue Devils end their season with a 12-7-2 record. Three Blue Devils were named to the NEC All-Tournament Team, including seniors Leah Blayney and Caity Casey and junior Clio Tregear. The loss is the first at home for the Blue Devils in the last 17 games.
Blayney's Goal Leads Blue Devils to NEC Championship Berth on Sunday at 1 p.m.Northeast Conference player of the year Leah Blayney scored the game's lone goal as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team topped fourth seed Long Island 1-0 on Friday afternoon in New Britain. The win moves the Blue Devils to 12-6-2 overall this season. Central advances to the NEC final on Sunday at 1 p.m. and will play the winner of the Monmouth/Quinnipiac semifinal match being played this afternoon.
Leah Blayney and Mick D'Arcy Earn Major Northeast Conference Women's Soccer Awards on Thursday NightCentral Connecticut State University senior Leah Blayney, the conference's leading scorer, was named the Northeast Conference women's soccer
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Women's Soccer Set to Host 2009 Northeast Conference Championships - Watch and Follow Every Match LiveFor the fifth time in its history, the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team will host the Northeast Conference Championships. The Blue Devils, who won the regular season NEC title with a 9-0-1 conference mark, will face fourth seed Long Island in the first match of the tournament on Friday at 11 a.m. Second seed Monmouth and third seed Quinnipiac will meet in the other semifinal. The championship will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. All matches will take place on the CCSU Soccer Field in New Britain. Fans can follow every match live by clicking on the link below or by going to NortheastConference.tv.
Junior Beth Lloyd Named adidas/Northeast Conference Player of the WeekFor the second time this season, junior Beth Lloyd has been named the adidas/Northeast Conference Player of the Week. It was announced on Monday by the NEC office. Lloyd and the Blue Devils clinched the #1 seed in this week's NEC Championship and will host #4 seed Long Island on Friday at 11 a.m. Lloyd finished the regular season with a team-high 11 goals on the season, including 10 in her last 10 games and nine against league opponents.
Blue Devils Complete Unbeaten NEC Season on Sunday with 4-0 Victory Over Robert MorrisJunior Beth Lloyd scored twice and had an assist as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team finished the Northeast Conference season unbeaten (9-0-1) with a 4-0 victory at home against Robert Morris on Sunday. Senior Leah Blayney and freshman Erin Egan also added goals for the Blue Devils, as they finish the regular season with an 11-6-2 overall record. Central will host the NEC Tournament beginning on Friday in New Britain.
Blue Devils Clinch #1 Seed in Next Week's Northeast Conference Women's Soccer TournamentJunior Beth Lloyd scored twice as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team beat St. Francis (PA) 5-1 on Friday afternoon in New Britain. The win moves the Blue Devils to 8-0-1 in Northeast Conference play this season and clinches the #1 seed in next week's NEC tournament, which will be played in New Britain on the CCSU Soccer Field. The Blue Devils claim the 2009 NEC regular season title with the victory.
Seniors Blayney and Casey Earn adidas/Northeast Conference Honors on MondaySenior goalkeeper Caity Casey and classmate Leah Blayney were named the adidas/Northeast Conference Player and Defender of the Week, it was announced on Monday. The Blue Devils, 7-0-1 in NEC action this season, qualified for the 2009 NEC Tournament with a pair of victories over the weekend. CCSU is 7-1-1 in its last nine games and 9-6-2 overall this season. They play again at home on Friday hosting St. Francis (PA) at 3 p.m.
Three First Half Goals Lead Blue Devils to 7-0-1 Northeast Conference RecordThe Central Connecticut women's soccer team scored three times in the first half on its way to a 3-1 victory on the road at Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon. The win moves the Blue Devils to 9-6-2 overall and 7-0-1 in Northeast Conference play. The victory was the second straight for the Blue Devils and they are now 7-1-1 in their last nine games. Three different Blue Devils scored in Sunday's win.
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Monmouth 1-0 to Move Into Sole Possession of First Place in NECThe Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 6-0-1 in Northeast Conference play this season with a 1-0 victory on the road over Monmouth on Friday afternoon. The win moves the Blue Devils into sole possession of first place in the NEC. The Blue Devils and Hawks and Blue Devils both entered the game 5-0-1 in league play. Junior Beth Lloyd scored her seventh goal of the season in the victory for the Blue Devils. They are now 8-6-2 overall and are 6-1-1 in their last eight games. They return to action on Sunday afternoon at Mount St. Mary's at 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer Plays to Double Overtime Draw With Long Island on SundayJunior Lauren Salvia scored the only goal of the game for the Blue Devils as Central Connecticut played to a 1-1 draw with visiting Long Island on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils got two saves in goal from senior Caity Casey and are now 7-6-2 overall and 5-0-1 in Northeast Conference play. They are in action again next Friday at Monmouth at 3 p.m.
Junior Beth Lloyd Named adidas/Northeast Conference Women's Soccer Player of the WeekJunior Beth Lloyd was named the adidas/Northeast Conference women's soccer player of the week, it was announced on Monday by the conference office. Lloyd and the Blue Devils went 2-1 last week with a pair of NEC road victories over Sacred Heart on Friday and Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday. Lloyd is currently second on the team with six goals on the year. The Blue Devils return to action on Friday at 3 p.m. hosting Wagner.
Women's Soccer Now 4-0 in League Action After Overtime Victory at Fairleigh DickinsonThe Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team improved to 6-6-1 overall and 4-0 in Northeast Conference play with a 2-1 overtime victory at Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday afternoon. Junior Beth Lloyd scored both goals for the Blue Devils, including the game-winner in overtime. The win is the fourth in the last five games for the Blue Devils, who will play again on Friday afternoon at home against Wagner.
Women's Soccer Wins 4-2 at Sacred Heart to Remain Undefeated in League ActionSenior Leah Blayney scored twice as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team topped Sacred Heart 4-2 on Friday night in Fairfield. With the win the Blue Devils improve to 5-6-1 overall and a perfect 3-0 in Northeast Conference play. Central trailed 2-1 just after halftime but three second half goals and a strong outing from senior keeper Caity Casey kept CCSU unbeaten in league action. They play again on Sunday at Fairleigh Dickinson.
Women's Soccer Comes Up Short at Yale on Monday NightThe Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision on the road at Yale on Monday night. CCSU, which had won two straight games, is now 4-6-1 overall on the season. Junior Beth Lloyd and sophomore Brittany Jackson each scored in the game for Central. The Blue Devils return to action on Friday night as they return to league play at Sacred Heart at 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer Moves to 2-0 in NEC Play with 2-0 Win at BryantBeth Lloyd and Brittany Emin each scored their second goal of the season and the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team moved to 2-0 in Northeast Conference play on Friday night with a 2-0 win at Bryant. The Blue Devils are now 4-5-1 overall on the season with their second consecutive victory. Senior keeper Caity Casey posted her second shutout of the season in the victory. The Blue Devils play again on Monday night at Yale at 7 p.m.
Blue Devils Open Northeast Conference Play with 3-2 Win Over QuinnipiacThe Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team opened Northeast Conference play on Sunday with a 3-2 win over visiting Quinnipiac. CCSU, now 3-5-1 overall and 1-0 in league action. Three different Blue Devils scored a goal in the game and senior goalkeeper Caity Casey recorded six saves in the victory. CCSU returns to action on Friday night at Bryant at 7 p.m.
Late Comeback Falls Short as Blue Devils Drop 3-2 Decision at Columbia on Tuesday NightThe Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision at Columbia on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils, trailing 3-1 with under two minutes to play, got a goal at the 88:31 mark to climb within one. After regaining possession, the Blue Devils had a shot to tie as time expired but the shot went wide. CCSU drops to 2-5-1 on the season with the loss. They open Northeast Conference play on Sunday hosting Quinnipiac at 2 p.m.
Women's Soccer Loses at #6 Boston College on Sunday AfternoonThe Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision at #6 Boston College on Sunday afternoon. With the loss the Blue Devils fall to 2-4-1 on the season. They return to action on Tuesday night traveling to Columbia beginning at 7:00 p.m.
CCSU Women's Soccer Stopped at the University of Hartford on Sunday AfternoonLeah Blayney had a goal and an assist but the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped a 5-2 decision on the road at the University of Hartford on Sunday afternoon. CCSU led 1-0 at halftime but the Hawks scored five goals in the second half to come away with the win. Central falls to 2-3-1 overall this season with the loss.
Central Women's Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision at Holy Cross on FridayThe Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped to 2-2-1 overall on the season after falling 2-0 on the road at Holy Cross on Friday. The loss is the second straight for the Blue Devils. CCSU outshot the Crusaders 10-7 in the loss. The Blue Devils return to action again on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the University of Hartford.
CCSU Women's Soccer Drops 3-1 Decision at UConn on Monday NightConnecticut scored three times in the first 23 minutes as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision on the road to the Huskies on Monday night. The loss is the first of the season for CCSU. Senior Leah Blayney scored her third goal of the season in the loss. CCSU is off until Friday when they play on the road at Holy Cross.
Blue Devils Score Three Straight to Top Buffalo 3-1 on FridaySophomore Brittany Jackson scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team won its 2009 home opener, 3-1, over Buffalo on Friday afternoon. The goal was the first of the season for Jackson as CCSU improves to 2-0-1 on the year. Senior Leah Blayney and sophomore Jillian Cipriano (pictured) also had goals in the victory. The Blue Devils return to action on Monday night at UConn at 7 p.m.
Blue Devils and Vermont Play to 2-2 Double Overtime Draw on SundayThe Central Connecticut women's soccer team played to a 2-2 tie at Vermont on Sunday afternoon. The game was the second of the weekend for the Blue Devils in the TD Banknorth Classic at the University of Vermont. CCSU topped Siena 1-0 on Friday afternoon. They are now 1-0-1 on the season. CCSU open's its home season on Friday at 1 p.m. hosting Buffalo.
Women's Soccer Opens 2009 Season with 1-0 Win Over SienaSenior Leah Blayney scored the lone goal and classmate Caity Casey posted her seventh career shutout as the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team opened up the 2009 season with a 1-0 win over Siena College on Friday afternoon. The game was part of the TDBanknorth Classic being played at the University of Vermont. The Blue Devils, now 1-0-0 this season, will play the host Catamounts on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer Chosen First in Preseason Northeast Conference Coaches' PollCentral Connecticut State University has been voted the 2009 Northeast Conference women's soccer favorite, according to a preseason poll of the league's head coaches. Receiving eight of the 11 possible first-place votes, the Blue Devils will look to capture their second straight title and sixth in eight years. They have won a total of seven NEC titles since 1997. Central opens its 2009 season next Friday vs. Siena at the University of Vermont at 1 p.m.