Women's Soccer Shuts Out Mount in First Road Win

Women's Soccer Shuts Out Mount in First Road Win

The Central Connecticut women's soccer team shut out NEC foe Mount St. Mary's on Sunday in Emmitsburg, MD, topping the Mountaineers by a score of 2-0. With the win, the Blue Devils improve to 5-11 on the season and 3-3 in NEC play.

Freshman Laura Gomez netted the game winner, notching the first goal of her career while senior co-captain Jewel Robinson scored the insurance goal with 20 minutes left in the second period.

CCSU dominated the field in the first half, managing to keep the ball deep in Mount territory for the majority of the period. The Blue Devils outshot the Mountaineers 11-4 in the first half alone, overall they prevailed in shots 23-12. 

Despite the aggressive offensive front, the Blue Devils were unable to find the back of the net in the first period and the teams went into the locker rooms scoreless at halftime.

Gomez put the Blue Devils on the board just under nine minutes into the second half after junior Christina Boucher worked the ball to the front of the net. Robinson tapped it to Gomez and she finished the play for her first career goal.

In the 69th minute, Robinson dribbled past two defenders to take her shot, launching it low past Mount keeper Vicky Cocozza for CCSU's second and final goal.

Senior Nikola Deiter tallied seven saves in her first shutout of the season, the 14th of her career.

Of Central's 23 shots, 12 were on goal. Juniors Tori Sousa and Kerriann Welch each posted three shots, two on goal. Freshman Kelly Halligan notched two more on goal along with Robinson's two.

The Blue Devils will travel to Bryant on Friday, Nov. 1 for their final road game of the season before returning home to host the Wagner Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 3 for senior day. This Friday's contest against Bryant is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.