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.
Welch scored both of her goals in the first half, giving the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead just 8:11 into the game. Her first goal game on an assist from Nathalie Nilsson, the first points of the season for both players, and gave Central the 1-0 lead.
Her second goal came just minutes later, at 8:11, and gave Central the two goal edge. The Holy Cross goalkeeper misplayed a kick from just outside her own net and sent it to Welch. She beat Ashlyn Angell to the left side of the goal for her second goal of the game and the 2-0 lead.
Holy Cross wasted little time answering, and tied the game at 2-2 at 19:51 of the first half. Shelby Stand scored the first goal to cut the lead to one at 17:23. Just over two minutes later Maura Fox took a corner kick from Stand to tie the game at 2-2.
Lloyd's first goal of the season was the game-winner for the Blue Devils in the second half. She took a feed from Nilsson on a free kick and headed the ball past the Holy Cross keeper for the victory.
Holy Cross outshot the Blue Devils 11-8 in the match. Freshman goalkeeper Nikola Deiter made five saves to earn her first collegiate victory for CCSU. Angell made one save in goal for the visitors in the loss.
Central returns to action on Friday night playing Columbia at the University of Hartford at 5 p.m. They also play at Hartford on Sunday against LaSalle beginning at 11 a.m.
December 10, 2010 Pair of Blue Devils Named All-New England Following 2010 Season
November 29, 2010 Men's and Women's Soccer Receive Academic Honor from the NSCAA
October 29, 2010 Women's Soccer Defeats FDU in NEC Action on Friday Afternoon
October 24, 2010 Women's Soccer Tops Bryant 1-0
October 17, 2010 Women's Soccer Win Streak Stopped with 3-1 Loss at St. Francis (PA)
October 15, 2010 Women's Soccer Wins Third Straight, 2-0, Over Robert Morris
October 10, 2010 Women's Soccer Defeats Monmouth 2-0 at Home on Sunday Afternoon
October 6, 2010 2010 CCSU Women's Soccer Media Guide
September 26, 2010 Quinnipiac Tops Women's Soccer, 4-2, on Sunday Afternoon
September 19, 2010 Freshman Allison Kelley Scores Twice as Blue Devils Top Albany 3-0
September 17, 2010 Blue Devils Defeat Hawks Behind Beth Lloyd's Hat Trick on Friday Night
September 12, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops Decision at UConn on Sunday Afternoon
September 10, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops 3-2 Decision on the Road at Providence
September 7, 2010 Nathalie Nilsson Named adidas/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week
September 5, 2010 Blue Devils Drop Double Overtime Decision to LaSalle on Sunday
September 3, 2010 Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Tops Columbia 2-1 on Friday Night
August 29, 2010 Women's Soccer Drops 3-0 Decision on Sunday at #7 Boston College
July 12, 2010 Leah Blayney Leads the WPSL in Scoring This Summer