Women’s Soccer Wins Home Opener in Dramatic Fashion

Women’s Soccer Wins Home Opener in Dramatic Fashion


Women’s soccer secured its first win of the season Thursday with a last minute goal on the University at Albany. With 42 seconds left in regulation, freshman Kelly Brady snuck a shot past the Great Danes’ goal keeper to break a 1-1 stalemate.

GAME INFORMATION

Score:Central Connecticut 2, UAlbany 1

Records:CCSU (1-1, 0-0 NEC), UAlbany (0-2, 0-0 AEC)

Location: Central Connecticut Soccer Field

KEY MOMENTS

  • The Blue Devils started off the scoring early with a goal from junior Abbey Chase. The forward booted one into the goal off an assist from senior defender Erica Bardes, putting CCSU up 1-0 early.
  • The Great Danes were able to answer back before the end of the first half, tying things up at 1-1.
  • With 42 seconds seperating te Blue Devils from having to face off in overtime, Brady was able to score off of Bardes’ second assist of the night.
  • The Great Danes were not done fighting, however, and sent a shot on goal with 18 seconds left that was stopped by junior goal keeper Amanda McQuillan.

NUMBERS TO KNOW

  • This is the first regular season goal McQuillan has conceded since Novemeber 3, 2019.
  • The Blue Devils have not lost a game on their home field since 2017. Since 2017, they are 29-2-3 at home.
  • CCSU outshot UAlbany 14-7.

The Blue Devils will be taking the field again on Sunday with a home game against the University of New Hampshire.

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