No. 11 Cardinals breeze past Bullets 8-0

WASHINGTON – No. 11 CUA scored four goals in each half en route to an impressive 8-0 win over Gettysburg on Tuesday inside Cardinal Stadium.  Tracey Scanlon scored three goals to lead the Cardinals, while Katie Bertrand, Maura Campbell, Kim Hermann, Colleen Harwood and Mary Swarthout each scored once.

The Cardinals dominated the action right from the start, taking the game’s first ten shots, including two that found the back of the cage.

Swarthout got the scoring started with a goal at the 10:01 mark off an assist from Rebecca Lukaszczyk and a little over two minutes later Scanlon netted her first goal when she fired in a shot off a rebound.

Gettysburg quickly took a timeout and tried to re-group, but CUA’s defense was more than up to the challenge of stopping the feisty Bullets.  In a span of seven minutes Megan Communale stopped four shots to preserve the Cardinals 2-0 lead and at the 21:20 mark Harwood took a feed from Swarthout and made it a 3-0 game.

CUA kept the pressure on with seven shots in six minutes, including one from Scanlon that found its way into the cage for a 4-0 advantage. 

The Cardinals wasted little time adding to their lead in the second, with Campbell scoring off an assist from Hermann just 2:58 into the half.  Less than a minute later Scanlon completed her hat trick by scoring off a rebound to make it a 6-0 contest.

Hermann’s goal with 40:36 gone made it 7-0 and Bertrand closed out the scoring for CUA when she took a pass from Campbell off a corner and blasted it into the cage for the final 8-0 tally.

CUA held a 33-16 advantage in shots, including a 20-4 margin in the first 35 minutes.  Gettysburg was awarded 15 corners to CUA’s 10, while in goal for the Cardinals Communale sent back three shots and Alison Dillard stopped five.

Gettysburg’s starting keeper Megan Feeg stopped ten shots and Alexis Barlow sent back seven in her 35 minutes of action.

CUA will return to the field on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals travel to New Jersey to face the nation’s tenth-ranked team, Rowan.  Game time is set for 1 p.m.

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