CUA FIELD HOCKEY DROPS OPENER TO VA. WESLEYAN, 4-2

Virginia Beach, Va. (Sept. 3, 2005) --

CUA battled Virginia Wesleyan to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but gave up three second half goals as the Lady Cardinals lost their 2005 season opener Saturday afternoon.

Jayne Dinsmore put the Cardinals on the board with an unassisted goal at the 13 minute mark for an early 1-0 CUA lead. After Virginia Wesleyan tied the match at the 14 minute mark, the Cardinals allowed two goals at the 38th, 40th, and 57th minutes, respectively, to give VWU a 3-1 lead. CUA cut their deficit to 4-2 on a Jamie Punyko goal at the 68th minute.

The Cardinals fall to 0-1 on the season and next face St. Mary's on Labor Day.

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