Cardinals upended by Marymount 8-6 on the road

ARLINGTON, Va. – On a frigid Wednesday evening, CUA (1-2) dropped an 8-6 decision to Marymount, in a game played at Long Bridge Park. The Cardinals trailed 7-3 entering the 4th quarter, and pulled to within two twice, but the Saints (1-0) were able to hold on for the victory. Brendan Englert found the back of the net three times on the night for the Cards.

Englert got the scoring started 3:53 into the contest, when he scored an unassisted goal to put the visitors on top 1-0.

Connor Kellogg then scored the first of two straight for Marymount to tie things at one after the first 15 minutes.

Kellogg struck again, this time 2:56 into the 2nd quarter, to make it 2-1 Saints, but Brian Finnegan answered for CUA to knot the score late in the quarter.

Goals by Ian Gordon and Garrett Nealon then sent the Cardinals into halftime trailing 4-2.

Englert opened the 3rd the same way he did to begin the game, finding the back of the net off a feed from Dominic Lee to pull CUA within one.

Marymount closed the quarter out on a 3-0 run though, receiving two goals from Kellogg and another from Jack Burke to take a 7-3 advantage into the final 15.

For the third time in four quarters, Englert scored first in the 4th, bringing CUA to within 7-4 with 11:10 on the clock.

William Cowan then got into the act for CUA, and with 10:37 remaining, the Cardinals were down by only two.

Vince Lodato gave Marymount a three-goal lead when he scored with 8:20 on the clock, but CUA still had time to mount a comeback.

Cam Feldman did his part, scoring with 2:21 remaining to make it 8-6, but CUA was only able to get the ball back two more times, and the Cardinals turned it over on both chances.

Marymount finished with a slim 36-33 advantage in shots, and the Saints also narrowly won the ground battle, 30-28.

Both teams went 9 of 18 at the X, with Lee earning all nine wins on the Cards’ side.

Harrison Holak, the reigning Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week, sent back 11 shots in goal for CUA, while Saints’ keeper Derek DiGiovanni stopped 13 shots for the home team.

CUA is back in action on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals welcome Frostburg State to Cardinal Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 2 p.m.

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