Long Island scored with under two minutes to play in the first overtime, as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at home to the Blackbirds on Sunday. The loss drops Central to 4-5-5 overall and 1-3-3 in Northeast Conference play.
With the win Long Island is 7-7 overall and 4-2 in the NEC.
In overtime, with just under 1:30 left, Ariana Calderon sent a pass into the middle of the box, in front of Central keeper Nikola Deiter. Teammate Jen Spicer fought off the CCSU defense and put the ball just by Deiter into the lower right corner of the net for the game-winner.
Both teams had several chances throughout the game, but Deiter and Blackbird keeper Jennifer Bannon each made several great stops to keep the game scoreless in regulation.
Bannon recorded seven saves, and the Blackbirds had one as a team, to record her fifth win of the season.
Deiter finished the game with five saves for CCSU, including one in each half on diving stops in front of the goal. She allowed only one goal in a 1-1-0 weekend for the Blue Devils in over 185 minutes of action.
The Blue Devils had an 8-6 edge in shots on goal in the game, but dropped to 1-3-3 in NEC play with the overtime loss. It was the seventh overtime game of the season for CCSU, and just the first loss in extra time (1-5-1).
The Blue Devils held a 9-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Prior to the match the Blue Devils honored their two seniors, playing in their next-to-last home contest. Seniors Jillian Cipriano and Brittany Jackson were joined by their families on the field prior to the game.
Cipriano has played in over 70 matches in her four seasons and is the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for CCSU. Jackson is a captain this season and has three goals on the year. The loss at home was just the fourth for the pair in 28 career home matches.
Central returns to action next Friday on the road at Mount St. Mary's at 4 p.m.
May 14, 2012 Robinson and Deiter Named Captains
May 1, 2012 Women's Soccer Welcomes Alums on Sunday
January 5, 2012 Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Award
December 5, 2011 Jewel Robinson Named All-New England
November 21, 2011 Jackson, Cipriano to Play in Senior Bowl
November 3, 2011 Maguire Named NEC Rookie of the Year
November 1, 2011 Lavoie Earns NEC Accolade
October 28, 2011 Women's Soccer Ends Season with Win
October 23, 2011 Women's Soccer Drops OT Game at Monmouth
October 21, 2011 Mount Tops Women's Soccer 1-0
October 16, 2011 Women Drop 1-0 Decision on Senior Day
October 14, 2011 Kelley's Goal Lifts Women's Soccer
October 14, 2011 Women's Soccer Moved to Arute Field, CCSU vs Wagner - Watch Live!
October 9, 2011 Blue Devils Drop 3-1 Decision to RMU
October 7, 2011 Women Play St. Francis (PA) to 1-1 Draw
October 2, 2011 Women's Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision to FDU
September 30, 2011 Freer's Late Goal Gets CCSU Even at Bryant
September 26, 2011 Make it Three for Maguire
September 25, 2011 Maguire's Goals Lead CCSU to 2-2 Draw
September 19, 2011 Women's Soccer Duo Honored by NEC
September 18, 2011 Women's Soccer Wins Second Straight
September 16, 2011 Jackson's Three Goals Top Albany in OT
September 13, 2011 Blue Devils Help Honor 9/11 Victims
September 11, 2011 Women's Soccer Plays Syracuse to 2-2 Draw
September 9, 2011 Women's Soccer Falls 2-0 to Holy Cross
September 6, 2011 Maguire Earns NEC Rookie Honor
September 4, 2011 Blue Devils Drop 2-1 Decision to Marist
September 2, 2011 Women's Soccer Beats Providence 2-1
August 29, 2011 Deiter Honored by NEC on Monday
August 26, 2011 Women's Soccer at UConn Canceled on Sunday
August 26, 2011 Women's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw in Opener at Army