St. Mary's 11, Catholic 7
April 17, 2003
WASHINGTON - St. Mary's held Catholic scoreless for over a span of 22 minutes in the second half to hold off the Cardinals, 11-7, in a Capital Athletic Conference game Thursday afternoon.
Down 5-1 early in the second quarter, Catholic rolled off three straight goals including junior Eric Slagle's man-up tally to pull within one.
After Wayne Hickok scored with just 1:12 in the half, the Cardinals answered as senior Jimmy Nalls scored one of his two goals with 19 seconds on the clock to make it a 6-5 SMC lead at the half. Nalls would add an assist for a team-high three points.
St. Mary's clamped down in the third quarter and part of the fourth quarter by keeping Catholic off the scoreboard while scoring four times to go up 10-5.
Sophomore Mike Brant's goal at the 6:38 mark of the fourth followed by freshman Terence Kempf's man-up score one minute later put CUA back in striking distance at 10-7.
But the Seahawks (6-5, 4-1 CAC) added a late goal with just over a minute in the game to clinch the win.
Sophomore Andrew Couden posted 16 saves while SMC keeper Miguel Snyder made nine stops.
Catholic (7-7, 0-6 CAC) awaits the pairings of next week's CAC
Tournament, which begins on Monday, April 21st.