Women’s Lacrosse Falls to SHU

Central Connecticut State women’s lacrosse was defeated in its interstate showdown with Sacred Heart University, falling to the Pioneers 13-7. Katelyn Parker and Madison Palumbo each had two goals for the Blue Devils.

RECORDS CCSU (1-8, 0-3 NEC) SHU (4-7, 2-1 NEC)


  • Lauren Valluzzi got the scoring started for CCSU with a goal just over a minute into the game on a free position attempt after a Sacred Heart foul. The Pioneers answered back with a score just 20 seconds later that knotted things at one.
  • The Blue Devils were able to take advantage of another free position attempt shortly after this, this one coming from Palumbo.
  • Olivia Gianakos cashed in on another free position attempt that tied things back up at three.
  • Parker scored her first goal of the day on, you guessed it, a free position attempt for CCSU.
  • Palumbo scored her second of the day a few moments after this on an assist from Parker. The goal put CCSU ahead 5-3.
  • After the Pioneers got the game tied back up at five, Parker scored her second goal of the afternoon on an assist from Angelina Anderson.
  • Jessica Denike scored on an assist from Rosie Sconzo to put the Blue Devils ahead 7-5, but the Pioneers tied things back up with 6:32 left in the first half.
  • The Blue Devils did not get back on the scoreboard during the second half while the Pioneers scored five unanswered goals. The Pioneers outshot CCSU 19-4 over the second half.


  • Parker led CCSU with three points on the day.
  • Kya Risher had 14 saves in the net for CCSU.


The Blue Devils return home this Saturday for an Northeast Conference match against Howard.