Leah 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.
Blayney's goal at 27:54 was the only score of the first half. It came on a free kick just outside the box and sailed into the upper right corner of the goal for the 1-0 lead for Central. It was Blayney's team leading fourth goal of the season.
After halftime, the Hawks scored four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead at 67:33. A pair of Hawks had two goals in the game. Mary Beth Hamilton and Alex Uscilla each scored a pair for the home team in the win. Hamilton's second goal came at 88:07, with the score 4-2, and gave the Hawks the three-goal win.
Clio Tregear scored her third goal of the season for the Blue Devils in the second half. She cut the Hartford lead to 4-2 at 84:24 off a pass from Blayney.
Hartford outshot the Blue Devils 15-11 in the game, including 8-7 in the second half. They had an 11-7 edge in shots on goal.
Central keeper Caity Casey made six saves in the loss, three in each half. Hartford keeper Lauren Brodeur also had six saves, including five on five shots on goal in the second half by the Blue Devils.
CCSU is now 2-3-1 this season, and returns to action next Sunday at Boston College at 1 p.m.