Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight, Tops Columbia 2-1 on Friday Night

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.

Tregear, playing in her first game of the season for the Blue Devils, gave Central the 1-0 lead with her first goal of the season in the first half. She took a pass from Nathalie Nilsson in the left corner and beat Columbia keeper Lillian Klein for the one goal advantage. The assist was the third of the season for Nilsson, a freshman from Sweden. The goal came at 29:53.

Lloyd scored her second game-winner in as many games in the second half to put the Blue Devils up 2-0. She beat the keeper over her right shoulder on a breakaway to put Central on top by two. The goal came at 70:36 of the second half.

The Lions scored their only goal of the game on a penalty kick with under 10 minutes to play in the game.

Freshman goalkeeper Nikola Deiter made four saves in net for the second victory of the season. She had one save in the first half and three in the second to preserve the second win of the week for CCSU. Klein did not have a save for Columbia.

The Lions outshot the Blue Devils 7-5 in the match and had a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.

Central will return to action on Sunday at 11 a.m. playing LaSalle. The game will also be played at the University of Hartford.