Junior goalkeeper Nikola Deiter made nine saves in net for the Central Connecticut women's soccer team, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Devils dropped their season opener 3-0 on the road at #23 Boston University on Friday night. Central is 0-1.
The Terriers, who won a school-record 19 games last season, are 1-0. They came into the game ranked 23rd in the country in the August 7th NSCAA Preseason National Poll.
Deiter's nine saves were the most in a single game for the junior captain since last Sept. 11 when she made 10 in a 2-2 draw vs. Syracuse. Eight of her saves came before halftime.
BU led 1-0 at the break, off the first goal of the season from Brea Hewitt. She took a rebound off a corner kick and gave the Terriers the lead in the 29th minute.
Two goals in a five minute span in the second half pushed the lead to 3-0 for BU. Jamie Turchi scored in the 71st minute and then Hewitt added her second tally of the match five minutes later.
The Terriers held a 12-3 advantage in shots on goal in the match, and a 10-1 edge in corner kicks.
The Blue Devils will be off until next Friday when they travel to Vermont for a 4 p.m. match. They will play twice in three days in the University of Vermont Fall Classic. On Sunday, Aug. 26, they will play New Hampshire at 11 a.m.