The Central Connecticut women's soccer team fell 1-0 in double-overtime to the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday night in Charlottesville, VA in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament. West Virginia capitalized off a corner kick in the 105th minute of the match to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Sophomore goal keeper Amanda McQuillan had four saves in the net for the Blue Devils.
CCSU closes the 2019 season at 13-5-4 overall and 8-1-1 in league play. The team defended their Northeast Conference title and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history. The Blue Devils never lost a match at home (9-0-1) and totaled 44 goals on the year.
Score: Central Connecticut 0, West Virginia 1 (2OT)
Records: Central Connecticut (13-5-4, 8-1-1 NEC), West Virginia (12-7-2, 5-3-1 Big 12)
Location: Klöckner Stadium - Charlottesville, VA
- Junior Jenna Rae Covello crossed a Moutaineer defender and took Central's first shot of the match.
- Quickly out of halftime, senior Emily Hogan took a shot outside the box that zoomed high over the net.
- Senior Yo Tachibana played the ball into the net to sophomore Roma McLaughlin who took a shot just wide of the goal.
- Thirty seconds into the first overtime, junior Tess Atkinson set up McLaughlin for a shot on goal.
- Lizzie Mayfield scored the game-winner for West Virginia off a corner kick at 105:46.
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4 - Amanda McQuillan had four saves in the net for the Blue Devils.
- CCSU ended the 2019 season with 13 wins and never lost a match on their home field.
- Central won its 10th NEC title, the eighth under head coach Mick D'Arcy.
- The Blue Devils upset the four-seeded Rutgers to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history.
- Tonight marked the sixth double-overtime match for Central this season.