Women's Soccer Comes Up Short at Yale on Monday Night

The 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.

Central struck first less than five minutes into the game when Lloyd scored her third goal in the last four games. She took a pass from senior Leah Blayney at 4:33 and beat Yale keeper Ayana Sumiyasu for the early lead.

The Bulldogs answered in the 14th minute when Becky Brown scored the first of her two goals to tie the game at 1-1. She took a pass from teammate Miyuki Hino and beat Central keeper Caity Casey to tie the game. Brown's second goal, just over five minutes before the half, gave the home team the 2-1 lead.

Jackson tied the game in the second half at 55:08 with her second goal of the season. Sophomore Jillian Cipriano fed senior Brittany Emin in the left corner, and Emin hit Jackson in front of the net for the tap-in goal that tied the game at 2-2.

Yale answered again as Megan Ashforth scored on a header at 65:15 to give the Bulldogs their second lead of the game.

The Bulldogs held a slight edge in shots in the game 15-14. Casey made one save in the game. Two Yale keepers combined to make eight saves.

The Blue Devils return to action again on Friday night at Sacred Heart beginning at 7 p.m. On Sunday they will play at Fairleigh Dickinson. The game against Yale was their final non-conference game of the season.