Early Scoring Leads Central Past Mountaineers 5-1

Early Scoring Leads Central Past Mountaineers 5-1

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.

GAME INFORMATION
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

COACH QUOTE
"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."

KEY MOMENTS

  • 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.

NOTES

  • 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.

UP NEXT
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.

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