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Women's Soccer Remains Perfect With A 3-0 Shutout Over Wagner

Women's Soccer Remains Perfect With A 3-0 Shutout Over Wagner

The Central Connecticut women's soccer remained perfect in a 3-0 shutout over Wagner on Tuesday night. Three different Blue Devils scored in the match and Central posted its fourth straight shutout.

GAME INFORMATION

Score: Central Connecticut 3, Wagner 0

Records: Central Connecticut (4-0, 4-0 NEC), Wagner (0-6-1, 0-5-1 NEC)

Location: Hameline Field | Staten Island, NY

KEY MOMENTS

  • The Blue Devils started slow, unable to find a quality opportunity on goal until 12 minutes into the game where Kelly Brady had a breakaway. She pushed the shot and missed wide left and the game remained scoreless. 

  • Shortly after the missed shot, Central found itself in striking distance again. Freshman Kristina Kelly sent a beautiful header from midfield to fellow freshman Kelly Brady. Brady then sent a pass to Jenna Rae Covello who was streaking on the right side and sent a shot into the back of the net. The goal was the second of the season for Covello and gave CCSU a 1-0 advantage.

  • With just under eight minutes remaining in the first half, the Blue Devils drew a foul at the top of the box and Roma McLaughlin went to take the free kick. The junior out of Greencastle County Donegal, Ireland sent a strike past the diving keeper and gave CCSU a 2-0 lead. Central would take the two goal lead over Wagner into halftime.

  • Central found its third goal of the night, after Jenna Rae Covello delivered a phenomenal pass to Erica Bardes in the box who finished with the right foot. The goal was the first of the season for Bardes and gave Central a commanding 3-0 lead.

NUMBER TO KNOW

4 – The Blue Devils posted its fourth shutout of the season and has yet to allow a goal. The Blue Devils stand at 4-0 overall and in NEC play.

NOTES

  • Senior Jenna Rae Covello scored her second goal of the season and added an assist. 

  • Defender Erica Bardes put two shots on goal and eventually found the back of the net in the second half.

  • Junior Roma McLaughlin scored her second goal of the season on a free kick from the top of the box.

  • The Blue Devils assisted on two of three goals, with passes coming from Kristina Kelly, Kelly Brady, and Jenna Rae Covello.

  • Central sent a total of 23 shots in the match with 13 on goal. The team held Wanger to just two shots on goal in another stellar defensive effort.

  • Goalkeeper Amanda McQuillan saved both shots and has yet to allow a goal in the season. 

UP NEXT

Central returns home on Friday, April 9 for a matchup with the Bryant Bulldogs at 7:00 pm. The game will be streamed for free live on Necfrontrow.com

 

 

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