WASHINGTON - After opening the contest 2-0, No. 10 Christopher Newport scored three unanswered points to defeat No. 18 Catholic 3-2 on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Newport News, Va.
CUA's Kim Herman scored her sixth goal of 2013 in the opening 56-seconds of the game. Rebecca Lukaszcyk assisted Hermann to take a 1-0 lead. Exactly 11 minutes later, Colleen Harwood assisted Taylor Elliott on her fourth goal of the year at the 11:56 mark for a 2-0 Catholic lead.
CNU scored their first goal at the 31:09 mark. Belle Tunstall entered in the penalty corner. Tunstall closed out the play with a goal, which Marlene Lichty assisted on.
The Cards concluded the first half with a 2-1 lead.
Christopher Newport evened the playing field on a goal by Lauren Cheatham, Tunstall assisted on the goal.
CNU took the lead in the final two minutes of play, as Tunstall assisted on her second goal of the night scored by Marlene Lichty.
With a matter of second remaining in the contest, Kiera McGovern looked to send the squad into overtime from a penalty corner. Unfortunately, McGovern's shot was wide and Cardinals suffered their third consecutive loss.
CUA returns Landmark Conference action on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a 1:00 p.m. matchup with Moravian.
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