Cards Fly Past Eagles 7-6
Written by: Derek Richmond
WASHINGTON- The Catholic University men's lacrosse team (3-4, 1-3) picked up a win over Capital Athletic Conference foe University of Mary Washington (2-5, 1-2 CAC). The win is especially significant for the Cards since CUA has not beaten UMW in the recent past and has lost two them by one score three times in the series history.
Led by two goals apiece from senior midfielder Colin Whitaker (Doylestown, Pa./LaSalle) and freshman mid Bobby MacArthur (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks So), the Cardinals pulled out a 7-6 win over the Eagles.
The Cards scored first in every quarter, reeling off the game's first three goals before the Eagles put one on the board. Freshman Mike Groh (Walpole, Mass./Xavarian Bros) opened CUA's scoring, and he was followed shortly by Whitaker and MacArthur. Mary Washington tallied two goals to close out the first quarter, leaving CUA up 3-2.
After MacArthur's second goal gave the Cardinals a 4-2 lead six minutes into the second quarter, the Eagles put up two goals to pull even at the half. Freshman attack Danny McNamara (Southlake, Tex./Southlake) put away the only goal of the third period on an assist from sophomore Tim Rettaliata (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore), giving CUA a 5-4 edge. Both teams scored twice in the final quarter, but the Cards held onto a 7-6 lead when time ran out.
Mary Washington outshot CUA by a 48-21 margin, but an impressive 28 saves from Cardinal goaltender Greg Kavazanjian (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) kept CUA in the game. Catholic University also turned the ball over 38 times to Mary Washington's 26.
The team looks to get back to a .500 record Thursday when the Cardinals take on the Blazers of Hood College. The Capital Athletic Conference contest begins at 4 p.m. at CUA.