WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's lacrosse team continued its best start in program history as the Cardinals were victorious in their Landmark Conference Opener at Drew, 7-3.
The Cards faced a 3-0 second quarter deficit but turned it on behind four goals from senior Tim Keith. The attackman also added two assists for a six-point day.
The Catholic defense stepped up in the second half as they allowed only 10 shots after the break and saw only nine total shots go on target.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jack Schmidt made nine saves in the cage to improve to 4-0 in the past for games for the Cardinals.
It was Keith who got the scoring started for the Cards in the second as he netted the first two to make it a 3-2 game at the break. Keith then found junior Liam Clancy for the game-tying score just 1:38 into the third.
Keith went on to assist on another in the third and scored the final two of the game in the fourth quarter which included a goal with just 30 seconds remaining.
The Cards registered 40 ground balls in the game, 10 more than Drew and won the turnover battle, 26-13.
Catholic also won 10-of-14 faceoffs and outshot the Rangers, 38-18.
Next up, the Cardinals return home this coming Saturday as they take on Scranton at 1 p.m.
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