The Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 8-5-3 overall and 3-2-1 in Northeast Conference play with a 4-1 victory over Bryant at home on Friday night. The win is the fourth in the last five games for the Blue Devils. Bryant falls to 3-13-1 overall and 1-4-1 in league play.
The Blue Devils wasted little time getting on the board in the first half. With 26:13 left in the half sophomore Kelly Halligan scored her third goal of the season on a free kick just outside the box. Bryant committed a foul prior to the kick, helping Halligan score her third goal of the season and giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. She beat the Bryant keeper to the lower left corner.
Halligan struck again less than four minutes later on an almost identical play. Following a Bryant foul, Halligan took the free kick just yards away from her first attempt. This time she beat the Bryant keeper to the top right corner for the 2-0 edge. The goal was her fourth of the season.
Sophomore Alysa Christo made it 3-0 in favor of the Blue Devils with under a minute to play in the first half. Christo took a pass from classmate Morgan Santoro and had a free run towards Bryant goalkeeper Kaylan Conrad. She beat Conrad to the bottom right corner of the goal for her fourth goal of the season.
Bryant scored late in the second half after a hand ball call in the box. Emily Barbato scored to make it 3-1. Central answered with one second left in the match as Kacie O'Neill scored her second goal of the season with an assist from senior Tori Sousa.
Sophomore goalkeeper Niki Turley recorded four saves in net for the Blue Devils to post her seventh victory.
The Blue Devils return to action on Sunday on the road at LIU Brooklyn at 12 p.m. in an important NEC match-up. They will finish the regular season at home on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. vs. Mount St. Mary's.
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June 24, 2015 Allison Kelley Named AMC Head Women's Soccer Coach
February 23, 2015 D'Arcy and Women's Soccer Add Six for 2015
December 12, 2014 Sousa Named All-New England
December 2, 2014 Sousa To Play In NEWISA Senior Bowl
November 15, 2014 CCSU Ends Season At Harvard In NCAA First Round
November 12, 2014 Women's Soccer Set For NCAA Tournament
November 10, 2014 Blue Devils to Face Harvard in NCAA Tournament
November 9, 2014 Women's Soccer Wins Eighth NEC Championship
November 7, 2014 Sousa Leads Blue Devils To NEC Championship Game
November 7, 2014 Women's Soccer Set For NEC Tournament
November 6, 2014 Sousa, Turley and Cafferky Headline NEC Awards
November 2, 2014 Women's Soccer Plays to 1-1 Draw on Senior Day
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
October 19, 2014 Women's Soccer Falls To Wagner On Sunday
October 17, 2014 Women's Soccer Shuts Out Sacred Heart
October 13, 2014 Women's Soccer Tops Yale on Monday Night
October 10, 2014 Sousa Lifts Blue Devils Over Knights
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
October 2, 2014 Time Change For Women's Soccer NEC Opener
September 22, 2014 Sousa Named NEC Co-Player of the Week
September 21, 2014 Women's Soccer Unbeaten Streak at Four With Sunday Win
September 19, 2014 CCSU and Maine Play to 3-3 Draw
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.
September 5, 2014 Women's Soccer Drops Home Decision to UConn
August 31, 2014 Women's Soccer Edged By St. John's 2-0
August 28, 2014 Women's Soccer Draws Against Hartford
August 28, 2014 Women's Soccer Hosts Hartford at 7 p.m.
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
August 8, 2014 Updated 8/15: Women's Soccer Begins Preseason
July 28, 2014 Blue Devils Help CFC Passion to National Semifinals
July 9, 2014 Women's Soccer Sets 2014 Slate