Senior 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.
Blayney, the leading returning scorer for the Blue Devils this season, scored in the first half to give the Blue Devils the early lead. Her goal came at 16:18 as she sent the ball past the Siena keeper from 20 yards out. Last season she had seven goals, including five game-winners, for the Northeast Conference champion Devils. Junior Erica Celini assisted on the goal.
Casey, who posted a pair of shutouts in her junior season, now has seven for her career. She made eight starts a year ago and posted a goals against average of 1.29.
Casey made three saves in the victory, all in the first half.
The Blue Devils will return to action on Sunday playing Vermont beginning at 1:30 p.m.