Blue Devils Drop Double Overtime Decision to LaSalle on Sunday

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.

The game was scoreless in the first half, but the Blue Devils had several chances to take the lead before the break. They outshot LaSalle 6-2 in the half, but were unable to get anything past LaSalle goalkeeper Gabby Pakhatigian who made three saves.

It was the Explorers who got on the board first in the second half when Renee Washington scored the first of her two goals in the match. She beat Central's Deiter with 63:11 on the clock to take the one goal lead.

Lloyd tied it up at 86:30 with her third goal in as many games. It came on a penalty kick after she was taken down in the left side of the box with a chance to score. She scored her third goal in as many games to tie the game at 1-1.

After a scoreless first overtime Washington scored her second goal of the game with 3:34 left in the second overtime to give LaSalle the win. She took a cross from the right side of the field and headed it past Deiter for the game-winner.

Deiter made four saves in net for the Blue Devils. They fall to 2-3 on the season while LaSalle improves to 4-2 with their second win of the weekend. They defeated Hartford in their first match on Friday night.

Central returns to action on the road on Friday, Sept. 10, playing at Providence at 4 p.m. They will also travel to UConn on Sunday for a game at 1 p.m.