For the Central Connecticut State University women’s soccer team, the pressure is off.
The Blue Devils, who will face No. 1 Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday at noon, aren’t feeling the heat while riding a 10-game winning streak down to Washington D.C. They didn’t feel the heat in the NEC Championship against St. Francis last Sunday, either.
It was the Friday leading up to the championship game — in the semifinals, against Fairleigh Dickinson — that CCSU felt the most nerves of the season.
“We knew that we had to win on Friday to get into the finals,” head coach Mick D’Arcy said. “We knew that it would be a huge anticlimax if we didn’t. I...