The Central Connecticut women’s soccer team defeated Mount St. Mary’s 5-1 on Sunday afternoon in Emmitsburg, MD. The Blue Devils scored twice in the first twenty minutes of action and added another goal just before halftime to enter the break ahead 3-0. Central added two more goals in the second half to take the win.
Score: Central Connecticut 5, Mount St. Mary’s 1
Records: Central Connecticut (3-3-4, 1-0-1 NEC), Mount St. Mary’s (1-9-0, 0-3-0 NEC)
Location: Emmitsburg, MD
“It was great to get our first NEC win against a quality opponent. Also delighted that five different players scored today. It was a good team performance overall that we can build on going forward.”
- Sophmore Roma McLaughlin scored her fifth goal of the season off a pass from classmate Zoe McGlynn (11:04).
- Senior defender Shauny Alterisio sent the ball past the keeper at the 18th minute mark to extend the lead 2-0 (18:54).
- Sophomore Jamie Collimore found junior Erica Bardes upfield who crossed the ball to senior Allyson O’Rourke for the third goal just before the break (41:22).
- Bardes later scored a goal of her own sending the ball high over the Mount keeper (63:39).
- The Mountaineers got on the board with a goal by Cheyenna Cook (66:29).
- Junior Tess Atkinson scored Central’s fifth goal off a shot deep in the box off a cross from O’Rourke (66:56).
NUMBER TO KNOW
5 – The Blue Devils had five goals all by different players.
- Central is 18-4-4 in the all-time series against the Mount.
- Today marks the first Northeast Conference win for CCSU.
- This is the second time this season the Blue Devils have scored three goals in a half (last Sept. 5 vs Iona).
- Nine Blue Devils have scored a goal so far this season.
- Sophomore Amanda McQuillan had three saves in the net for CCSU. Senior Hannah Page saw some time in the goal for the first time this season.
Central closes its eight-game road series at Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. The Blue Devils are back in New Britain on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. against St. Francis Brooklyn.