The Central Connecticut women's soccer team fell to Harvard (5-3-1) at home on Sunday night by a score of 2-0. Senior Nikola Deiter tallied eight saves in the loss and the Blue Devils fall to 2-7-0 on the season.
Harvard's Lizzie Durack made four saves in goal to record the shutout. The Crimson outshot Central 15-11 in the match, including 10-4 in shots on goal.
The Crimson got on the board first in the eighth minute of the first half off a corner kick. Peyton Johnson's corner kick found Emily Mosbacher in front of the net and she headed it past Deiter for the 1-0 lead.
The lead reached 2-0 in the second half when Margaret Purce turned a Central turnover into a break-away goal at 61:28.
Central had two good chances to score in the game. The first came on a corner kick in the sixth minute of the first half. On the corner, sophomore Cailynn Harding took a pass in front of the net but her header went high. In the second half, freshman Morgan Santoro took a pass just inside the box but her shot was saved by Durack.
Deiter's eight saves were her third-highest total of the season. She now has 48 saves in nine games this season.
Central returns to action at home on Friday in its Northeast Conference opener vs. Robert Morris at 7 p.m. on the CCSU Soccer Field. Fans can watch the game live by visiting www.NECFrontRow.com.