ROMA McLaughlin and the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) upset the odds to defeat Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.
McLaughlin scored the only goal of the game last weekend as CCSU defeated Fairleigh Dickinson to win the NEC title.
The Greencastle woman had been named the Midfielder of the Year and her team is still standing in the NCAA Tournament thanks to Friday’s win over the fourth-seed Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Erica Bardes netted the 88th minute winner for CCSU.
McLaughlin’s fellow Irish woman Amanda McQuillan, the CCSU goalkeeper, had a superb game on Friday with ten saves for the Blue Devils.