Hard-hitting #10 Rowan Defeats
Marian Cassilly notches 15 saves for the game
GLASSBORO, N.J. - After a big upset of #4 Salisbury this past week, the CUA field hockey team (6-5) looked to do it again against #10 Rowan (7-4) on Saturday afternoon. But this time the outcome was different with a 3-0 Cardinal loss dropping the team to 6-5 for the season. Freshman goalkeeper Marian Cassilly (Gambrills, Md./Archbishop Spalding) was able to stop 15 shots in the game, but the Profs were just too much taking 29 shots.
The game was scoreless for the first half as Rowan dominated the offensive end of the field. The Profs took thirteen shots in the first while CUA only attempted three, Cassilly tallied eight saves in the first half. Rowan was also awarded ten penalty corners to CUA's one.
The second half, the Cardinal defense could not contain the explosive Rowan offense and eventually game up three goals. The first came at 37:29 when Danielle Miranda hit an unassisted blast past Cassilly to make it 1-0.
The second and third scores came late in the game close together. At 59:45 Amanda Greene took a pass from Rachel Cheafsky and slid it into the cage to go up by two. Just three minutes later, Green was on the assisting end of the Prof's third goal when she got it to Susan Massara to make the final 3-0.
Rowan outshot CUA 29-8 and took 15 penalty corners while the Cardinals only attempted three. Cassilly's 15 saves beat out keeper Amanda Cucinotti who had four.
The Cards will return to DuFour Field on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. for a game against Christopher Newport.