Football Demolishes McDaniel, Continues Undefeated Season
WASHINGTON- The Catholic University of America won their third straight game this Saturday, as they went head-to-head with non-conference opponent McDaniel College. Dominating from start to finish, the Cardinals managed to wrack up 31 points while holding the Green Terror to just seven.
CUA immediately seized control of both the offensive and defensive sides of the field. Just seconds into the first quarter, Greg Brown (Philadelphia, Pa./Malvern Prep) scored a three-yard touchdown, and Brendan DeLuca (Gambrills, Md./St. Mary's (Md.)) converted the field goal to put the Cards up 7-0. The next scoring play would come from an incredible 76-yard pass from Keith Ricca (Poolesville, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) to Miles Sabrick (Douglassville, Pa./Reading Central Catholic). DeLuca once again added the field goal, and the quarter ended 14-0 in CUA's favor.
It did not take long for the Cardinal offense to feed off its' first quarter success. Only utilizing 39 seconds off the clock of the second quarter, freshman Joseph Owens (Blackwood, N.J./Paul VI) kicked the ball 37 yards to put the Cards ahead 17-0. Catholic University's defense was able to hold McDaniel to just 66 yards passing to CUA's 193.
While the third quarter was relatively quiet, Catholic University put an exclamation point on their already impressive lead in the fourth. Brown found the endzone for the second time that afternoon, bringing the Cardinal lead to 31-0. Although the Green Terror found their way on to the scoreboard before the final seconds ticked away, the damage had already been done: CUA ran away with a 31-7 victory.
Leading the way for the Cardinal defense was Nick Olivero (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) with a total of 8.5 total tackles. David Boone (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville Santa Fe) also chipped in 1.5 sacks for a total of 10 yards. Offensively, Ricca threw for 321 yards, completing 21 out of 30 passes.
The Cardinals will hit the road next Saturday for their first conference game against Randolph-Macon. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.