The Central Connecticut women's soccer team posted a 2-0 shutout victory at home over Sacred Heart on Friday, winning their second Northeast Conference game of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Nicki Turley posted her fourth shutout of the season in the victory.
With the win the Blue Devils are now 7-4-3 overall and 2-1-1 in NEC action. Sacred Heart falls to 6-7-2 overall and 1-2-1 league play.
The two teams played a scoreless first half with neither having a true chance to put a goal on the scoreboard. Central held a slim 3-1 edge in shots and had the only shot on goal before halftime.
Senior Danica Foglio put the Blue Devils on the board with her second goal of the season with 30:30 left in the second half. The Blue Devils had controlled play for the first 15 minutes, and missed on a pair of earlier scoring opportunities. Senior Tori Sousa controlled the ball down the left side of the field, but when she crossed in front of the goal it was poked away by a Sacred Heart defender. Foglio took the loose ball, from nearly 30 yards out, and fired a strike to the lower left corner of the goal to give the Blue Devils the 1-0 lead.
Central added its second goal on a beautiful corner kick from sophomore Kelly Halligan to freshman Jennifer Cafferky. The goal was the first for Cafferky and it came with just over two minutes left to play in the game.
The Blue Devils held a 12-3 overall edge in shots, including 6-1 in shots on goal. They had a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Turley made one save in the shutout win. It was her sixth victory of the season.
Central returns to action on the road on Sunday at Wagner at 1 p.m.
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November 7, 2014 Women's Soccer Set For NEC Tournament
November 6, 2014 Sousa, Turley and Cafferky Headline NEC Awards
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October 27, 2014 Halligan, Cafferky Earn NEC Weekly Honors
October 26, 2014 Cafferky Header Lifts Blue Devils In Double Overtime
October 24, 2014 Women's Soccer Tops Bryant on Friday, 4-1
October 20, 2014 Cafferky Named Women's Soccer NEC Rookie of the Week
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October 13, 2014 Women's Soccer Tops Yale on Monday Night
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October 5, 2014 Women's Soccer Edged By Saint Francis U Sunday
October 3, 2014 Women's Soccer Plays To 1-1 Draw In NEC Opener
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September 15, 2014 Halligan And Harding Earn NEC Weekly Awards
September 14, 2014 Women's Soccer Defeats Lehigh 2-1 On Sunday
September 12, 2014 Women's Soccer Dominates in Home Win Over NJIT
September 5, 2014 Women's Soccer Hosts UConn Tonight at 7 p.m.
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August 28, 2014 Women's Soccer Draws Against Hartford
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August 24, 2014 Women's Soccer Tops UNH 1-0 on Sunday
August 22, 2014 Women's Soccer Drops Season Opener in 2OT
August 18, 2014 Women's Soccer Tabbed Third in NEC Coaches Poll
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July 9, 2014 Women's Soccer Sets 2014 Slate