The Central Connecticut women's lacrosse team dropped its first home game of the season, 10-8, to Holy Cross on Wednesday night. The loss, which drops the Blue Devils to 6-1 at home this season, is the first for the Blue Devils since April 7.
With the loss the Blue Devils are now 7-7 overall on the season. Holy Cross improves to 8-7 with the victory.
The Cross scored the first three goals of the game, all coming in the first 3:22. Central answered three of the next four goals to cut the score to 4-3. Junior Betsy Vendel scored the first goal, and then assisted on the next two to help the Blue Devils within one. Junior Meaghan McCurry scored the next two goals for the Blue Devils, and Holy Cross led 4-3 at 5:27.
The Crusaders scored the final three goals of the half to take a 7-3 lead at the break.
Vendel posted her third assist of the game, on a goal by junior Mackenzy Ryan, to cut the score to 7-4. Holy Cross answered with a pair of goals to build the lead to 9-4 and forced Central to use a timeout.
Senior Ashley Perkoski scored her first goal of the game with 27:07 left to cut the lead to 9-5. McCurry's third goal of the night, five minutes later, cut it to 9-6. She forced a Holy Cross timeout with her fourth goal, at 16:35, making it 9-7, the closest the Blue Devils had been since it was 6-4 in the first half.
Holy Cross scored to make it 10-7, and then McCurry scored her fifth goal to cut it to 10-8 with under five minutes to play.
She ended the night with a game-high five goals. Vendel added a goal and three assists for the Blue Devils. Senior Erin DeLlancey made 10 saves in net for Central.
Prior to the game the Blue Devils honored their six seniors who were playing their final regular season home game on Arute Field. Perkoski, DeLlancey, Meghan Burke, Ashley Mara, Cara Momnie and Chelsea Malloy were honored on the field with their familes prior to the game.
The Blue Devils will take to the road for their two regular season Northeast Conference games of the season. Central plays on the road at Quinnipiac on Friday at 4 p.m., and then travels to Sacred Heart for the season finale on Sunday.
Central is in the hunt for its first-ever NEC Tournament, be sure to stay tuned to CCSUBlueDevils.com over the weekend for the most up-to-date information.
August 21, 2012 Lax Earns IWLCA Academic Honor
July 16, 2012 Davis Added to Lacrosse Staff
May 24, 2012 Six Student-Athletes in Lax Class of 2016
April 26, 2012 DeLancey, Vendel, Nangle Earn NEC Honors
April 22, 2012 McCurry Scores Four, But Lax Falls
April 20, 2012 Lacrosse Falls to Quinnipiac, 14-11
April 18, 2012 Women's Lax Drops First Home Game
April 16, 2012 Perkoski Earns Second NEC Honor
April 15, 2012 Lacrosse Improves to 6-0 at Home
April 13, 2012 Perkoski Scores Five Goals in Lax Victory
April 7, 2012 Lax Drops OT Thriller at the Mount, 8-7
April 5, 2012 Lacrosse Falls at Monmouth, 12-7
April 2, 2012 DeLancey Earns Third NEC Honor
April 1, 2012 Lacrosse Tops Wagner, 3-0 in NEC Play
March 30, 2012 Lax Rolls Blackbirds, 18-6
March 24, 2012 Lacrosse Edges St. Mary's, 10-8
March 24, 2012 Lax Wraps West Coast Trip at St. Mary's
March 22, 2012 Lacrosse Falls to Fresno State, 18-8
March 19, 2012 Lacrosse Falls to UC Davis, 18-6
March 12, 2012 DeLancey Earns Second NEC Weekly Honor
March 7, 2012 Lacrosse Wins 11-5, Now 2-0 at Home
March 4, 2012 Women's Lax Falls at Iona on Sunday
February 27, 2012 Senior Pair Earns NEC Honors
February 26, 2012 Lax Home Opener Moved to Sunday
February 26, 2012 Lax Wins NEC Opener Against Bryant
February 19, 2012 Lacrosse Drops Opener at Stony Brook
February 8, 2012 Lax Picked Seventh in NEC Poll
October 13, 2011 Lacrosse Announces 2012 Schedule
September 13, 2011 Karger Added to Lacrosse Coaching Staff
August 8, 2011 Kelly Nangle Tabbed as Central’s New Lacrosse Coach