Women's Soccer Earns 2-1 Victory vs Wagner
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team sneaks past Wagner with a 2-1 victory. Burgess scored the game-winner to guarantee CCSU a bye and a home playoff game.
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team secured a thrilling 2-1 victory against Wagner, clinching 2nd place in the conference. This win guarantees CCSU a bye and a home playoff game.
GAME INFORMATION | BOXSCORE
Score: CCSU 2, Wagner 1
Records: CCSU 9-4-4, (7-0-3) NEC; Wagner 7-8-2,( 5-5-0 NEC)
Location: New Britain, CT | CCSU Soccer Field
Emma Radoncic, a freshman, put the Blue Devils ahead in the 3rd minute with a goal after a free kick by Victoria Violette. The ball deflected off Gia Edwards and a Wagner defender before Radoncic found the top right corner of the net.
Wagner forward Sara Wiedeman headed in the equalizer in the 65th minute on a beautiful cross from her teammate Juliana Rafaniello.
In the 77th minute, Gia Edwards led Abbie Burgges with a pass down the left side of the pitch. Burgess beat the Seahawk defender and got a powerful shot off with her left foot to score the game-winning goal for CCSU.
Numbers to Know:
12 - The Blue Devils put the pressure on the Seahawks with a season-high 12 shots on goal to Wagners 3.
This was the 27th match between the CCSU women's soccer team and the Wagner Seahawks. The Blue Devils advanced to 25-1-1 vs the Seahawks all-time with the victory.
The game-winner from Abbie Burgess solidified second place and a home playoff game for her team.
The CCSU women's soccer team ends their season with a 7-0-3 record, 2nd in the regular season behind Merrimack. The Warriors sealed the conference regular season crown with two late goals in the 88th minute to beat LIU Thursday afternoon.
This is the first time the CCSU women's soccer team has gone undefeated in regular season conference play in back-to-back seasons since 1996-97.
The Blue Devils will await the results of the remaining games on Thursday and Sunday to determine who they will be facing off against in the NEC Tournament, which begins on Sunday, October 29.