Women's Soccer Shuts Out Monmouth 1-0 to Move Into Sole Possession of First Place in NEC

The 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.

Lloyd's gave the Blue Devils the 1-0 lead with her seventh goal of the season at 27:47 in the first half. She took a feed through the defense and beat Monmouth goalkeeper Lia Fierro for the 1-on-1 goal to give the Blue Devils the lead. Lloyd has now scored seven goals in the last nine games for Central, six of those coming in league victories.

Senior goalkeeper Caity Casey had an impressive game for the Blue Devils in goal. She tallied four saves in the first half and seven more in the second to post her fourth shutout of the season and second in the last three games. Her 11 saves in the game were a season-high as the Blue Devils move into first place with 19 points.

The Blue Devils return to action on sunday at Mount St. Mary's beginning at 1 p.m. The game is the final regular season away game for Central this season.