2010 Women's Soccer News

December 10, 2010
Pair of Blue Devils Named All-New England Following 2010 Season
Seniors Beth Lloyd and Abby Graham were each named to the NEWISA All-New England Second Team, it was recently announced. Both players were named to the All-Conference First Team following the 2010 season in which Central finished 9-9-2 overall and 5-3-2 in NEC action. Central qualified for the NEC Tournament for the ninth consecutive season, the longest active streak in the league.

November 29, 2010
Men's and Women's Soccer Receive Academic Honor from the NSCAA
The Central Connecticut men's and women's soccer teams have been honored with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Academic Award for the 2009-10 academic year. Central is one of 129 schools that had both their men's and women's team recognized. To be eligible for the award a team must obtain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

November 5, 2010
Central Places Five on Northeast Conference Women's Soccer Postseason Teams
Five Central Connecticut women's soccer players earned postseason honors tonight, it was announced by the Northeast Conference. The players were given their postseason awards at the annual banquet on the eve of the 2010 NEC Tournament, which begins on Friday. Seniors Beth Lloyd and Abby Graham earned first team honors, while senior Clio Tregear and freshmen Allison Kelley and Jewel Robinson earned second team honors. Central play top seed Long Island tomorrow at noon in the semifinals of the tournament, being held at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

November 5, 2010
Women's Soccer Season Ends With 1-0 Loss to Long Island in the Northeast Conference Tournament
Long Island scored under two minutes into the match as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to top seed Long Island on Friday in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinals. The match was played at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The loss ends the season for the Blue Devils, with an overall mark of 9-9-2.

November 1, 2010
Nikola Deiter Named adidas/Northeast Conference Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week
Freshman goalkeeper Nikola Deiter was named the adidas/Northeast Conference women's soccer Rookie of the Week on Monday. Deiter and the Blue Devils qualified for their ninth straight NEC Tournament on Sunday with a 0-0 double overtime draw against Sacred Heart. Central will face Long Island on Friday in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament.

October 31, 2010
Women's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw with Sacred Heart; Qualifies for NEC Tournament
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team played to a 0-0 double overtime draw against Sacred Heart on Sunday. The draw gives the Blue Devils a league record of 5-3-2, and they will be the fourth seed in next week's Northeast Conference Tournament. They will face #1 seed Long Island, the tournament will be played at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Central is now 9-8-2 overall on the season.

October 29, 2010
Women's Soccer Defeats FDU in NEC Action on Friday Afternoon
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 2-0 on Friday afternoon. Sophomore Annie Freer had her first goal of the season for the Blue Devils, who improve to 9-8-1 overall and 5-3-1 in Northeast Conference play.

October 24, 2010
Women's Soccer Tops Bryant 1-0
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team defeated Bryant 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils are now 8-8-1 on the season and 4-3-1 in Northeast Conference action. The Blue Devils were led by Clio Tregear's first half goal.

October 17, 2010
Women's Soccer Win Streak Stopped with 3-1 Loss at St. Francis (PA)
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team had its three-game winning streak stopped with a 3-1 setback on the road at St. Francis (PA) on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Central to 7-8-1 overall and 3-3-1 in Northeast Conference action. The Red Flash are now 10-4-1 overall and 4-2 in league action.

October 15, 2010
Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight, 2-0, Over Robert Morris
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team won its third straight game, topping Robert Morris 2-0 on the road on Friday afternoon. Seniors Beth Lloyd and Abby Graham each scored in the victory. Lloyd's goal was her league-leading 12th of the season. Central is now 7-7-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Northeast Conference action.

October 10, 2010
Women's Soccer Defeats Monmouth 2-0 at Home on Sunday Afternoon
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team won its second straight home match, 2-0, over visiting Monmouth on Sunday afternoon on Arute Field. Freshman Jewel Robinson scored her first career goal and senior Beth Lloyd scored her 11th goal of the season in the victory. Central is now 6-7-1 overall and 2-2-1 in Northeast Conference play. Monmouth falls to 7-5-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the league.

October 8, 2010
Women's Soccer Earns Northeast Conference Victory With 2-1 Overtime Win Over Mount St. Mary's
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team earned its first Northeast Conference win of the season on Friday afternoon. Central defeated Mount St. Mary's 2-1 in overtime on the first goal of the season for junior Brittany Jackson. Freshman Kerriann Welch scored her third goal of the season in the win.

October 6, 2010
2010 CCSU Women's Soccer Media Guide
2010 CCSU Women's Soccer Media Guide

October 3, 2010
Women's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Double Overtime Draw on Sunday at Wagner
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team played to a 0-0 doubleovertime draw on Sunday afternoon at Wagner. With the tie Central is now 4-7-1 overall and 0-2-1 in Northeast Conference action. They return home on Friday to host Mount St. Mary's are 12 noon on Arute Field.

October 1, 2010
Blue Devils Drop 1-0 Decision on the Road at Long Island on Friday Night
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped its second straight Northeast Conference match with a 1-0 defeat on the road at Long Island on Friday night. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 4-7 overall and 0-2 in NEC play. LIU in now 8-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the league. The play again on Sunday at Wagner.

September 26, 2010
Quinnipiac Tops Women's Soccer, 4-2, on Sunday Afternoon
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped to 4-6 overall and 0-1 in Northeast Conference play with a 4-2 loss on the road at Quinnipiac on Sunday. Senior Beth Lloyd scored both goals in the game for the Blue Devils, and now leads the team with 10 goals on the season. It was her third multi-goal game of the season. Central returns to action on Friday night at 6 p.m. at Long Island.

September 20, 2010
Trio of Women's Soccer Players Honored by Northeast Conference After 2-0 Week
Central Connecticut seniors Beth Lloyd and Abby Graham and freshman Allison Kelley were all honored by the Northeast Conference on Monday, following a 2-0 week for the Blue Devils. Central defeated Hartford 3-1 at home on Friday and then went on the road to defeat Albany 3-0 on Sunday. Lloyd was named the Player of the Week, Graham the Defensive Player of the Week and Kelley was named the Rookie of the Week.

September 19, 2010
Freshman Allison Kelley Scores Twice as Blue Devils Top Albany 3-0
Freshman Allison Kelley scored her first two collegiate goals as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team topped Albany 3-0 on Sunday. All three goals for the Blue Devils came in the second half, and freshman goalkeeper Nikola Deiter made seven saves in net for her first career shutout. Central returns to action next Sunday as they open Northeast Conference play at Quinnipiac.

September 17, 2010
Blue Devils Defeat Hawks Behind Beth Lloyd's Hat Trick on Friday Night
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 3-5 on the season with a 3-1 home victory over the University of Hartford on Friday night. Senior forward Beth Lloyd scored three second half goals to lead the Blue Devils back from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Freshman Allison Kelley assisted Lloyd on two of her goals. Central returns to action on Sunday at Albany.

September 12, 2010
Women's Soccer Drops Decision at UConn on Sunday Afternoon
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision on the road at Connecticut on Sunday and now stands at 2-5 overall on the season. The Blue Devils have two games remaining on their non-conference slate this season. They will host Hartford on Friday night at 5 p.m. and then travel to Albany on Sunday.

September 10, 2010
Women's Soccer Drops 3-2 Decision on the Road at Providence
Senior Beth Lloyd scored twice but the Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision on the road at Providence on Friday afternoon. Lloyd converted her second penalty kick in as many games but the Blue Devils fall to 2-4 overall on the season with the loss. Central returns to action on Sunday at UConn beginning at 1 p.m.

September 7, 2010
Nathalie Nilsson Named adidas/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week
Freshman midfielder Nathalie Nilsson was named the adidas/Northeast Conference women's soccer Rookie of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday. Nilsson and the Blue Devils went 2-1 last week with a pair of wins over Holy Cross and Columbia. They stand at 2-3 on the season and will play again on Friday at 4 p.m. at Providence.

September 5, 2010
Blue Devils Drop Double Overtime Decision to LaSalle on Sunday
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team had its two-game winning streak snapped on Sunday with a double overtime loss to LaSalle. The game was played at the University of Hartford. Senior Beth Lloyd scored on a penalty kick with minutes remaining to send the game to overtime. Freshman goalkeeper Nikola Deiter, senior Abby Graham and Lloyd were all named to the All-Tournament team over the weekend.

September 3, 2010
Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Tops Columbia 2-1 on Friday Night
Seniors Clio Tregear and Beth Lloyd each scored as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 2-2 overall on the season with a 2-1 win over Columbia on Friday night. The win is the second straight for the Blue Devils, who beat Holy Cross earlier in the week. The game was played at the University of Hartford. Central returns to action on Sunday playing LaSalle at 11 a.m., also at Hartford.

August 31, 2010
Welch and Lloyd Lead Blue Devils to 3-2 Home Victory Over Holy Cross
Senior Beth Lloyd scored the game-winning goal in the second half and freshman Keriann Welch scored twice in the first half to lead the Central Connecticut women's soccer team to a 3-2 home victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday. The two goals were the first of Welch's career and the goal by Lloyd was her first of the season. Central returns to action on Friday night playing Columbia at the University of Hartford at 5 p.m.

August 29, 2010
Women's Soccer Drops 3-0 Decision on Sunday at #7 Boston College
The Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 3-0 road loss at seventh-ranked Boston College on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils return to action on Tuesday night at 5 p.m. when they host Holy Cross. The game will be played on Arute Field, due to the ongoing construction of a new soccer field on the CCSU campus.

August 26, 2010
Women's Soccer Drops Season Opener at Home to Army on Thursday Night
Army scored with less than a minute to play in regulation to top the Central Connecticut State University women's soccer team 1-0 in its season opener on Thursday night. Freshman goalkeeper Nikola Deiter made eight saves in goal for the Blue Devils in her first career start. Central returns to action on Sunday playing on the road at Boston College beginning at 1 p.m.

August 18, 2010
Women's Soccer Picked Second in Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team was picked second in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll released on Wednesday. The Blue Devils won the 2009 regular season NEC title and finished the season 12-7-2 overall and 9-0-1 in conference play. Monmouth, the tournament champ a year ago, was picked to win the title. They received seven first place votes while the Blue Devils garnered four.

August 2, 2010
Leah Blayney Earns Dual MVP Awards; Leads Team to WPSL Title Along With Karise Hilt
Former Central Connecticut State University women's soccer standouts Leah Blayney and Karise Hilt led the Boston Aztecs to the Women's Premier Soccer League National Championship on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Ajax America. Blayney, who earlier last week was named the WPSL East player of the year, added to her honors by being named the Final Four MVP.

July 12, 2010
Leah Blayney Leads the WPSL in Scoring This Summer
Former Blue Devil and 2009 Northeast Conference women's soccer Player of the Year Leah Blayney leads the Women's Premier Soccer League in scoring this summer. Playing as a member of the Boston Aztec, Blayney has a league-best 10 goals to go along with three assists in seven games. Her 23 points are a league-high.