Impressive offensive showing leads CUA to 15-4 win at Neumann
ASTON, Pa. – CUA's offense exploded for 15 goals and the Cardinals rebounded from a tough loss over the weekend by downing Neumann (1-4) 15-4 on Tuesday. Three Cardinals (7-2) scored three goals apiece, including Jimmy Sinnott, Chris Fuccillo and Camden Feldman, and Brendan Englert handed out four assists for the winners.
The game featured a combined 39 penalties and 20 extra-man opportunities with CUA making the most of its opportunities. The Cardinals were 5 of 9 in the EMO, while holding Neumann to a 1 of 11 performance.
Feldman gave CUA a 1-0 lead 2:17 into the contest but Steven Miner tied the score with his goal a minute later.
The game remained tied for the next six minutes until Sinnott took a pass from Josh Kriz and found the back of the net with 5:55 remaining in the quarter and the Cardinals eventually took their 2-1 lead into the second.
CUA owned the second quarter, outscoring the Knights 6-0. Feldman struck first with 11:35 left before halftime and 1:28 later Englert got into the act with an unassisted score.
The lead reached 5-1 when Tyler Catalani scored off a pass from Sinnott and with only nine seconds on the clock Fuccillo finished the first half scoring with his first goal of the night.
Following halftime Neumann's Justin Mailloux put an end to CUA's scoring run with a goal 27 seconds into the third and that made it an 8-2 game.
Fuccillo scored twice in a span of 1:57 to put CUA into double digits, and Feldman and Sinnott followed with back-to-back scores to send the teams into the final quarter with the Cardinals comfortably on top 12-2.
Sam Maldou and Mailloux opened the fourth with two straight goals for the home team, but CUA scored the last three with one apiece from Catalani, Baker Millo and Pat Murphy to set the final margin at 13.
In a game that was wild throughout, CUA was credited with 58 shots to only 27 by Neumann. Tom Scotto won 13 of 19 in the X and scooped up ten ground balls, while Jack Drexel was the team leader in caused turnovers with two.
Sean McKenna went the first 53:28 in goal and sent back 11 shots, while Peter Falcone (3 saves) and Patrick Pfaff (1 save) closed things out for the Cardinals.
Maldou and Justin Smith led the Knights with five GBs apiece and Ryan O'Shea and Smith caused two turnovers each.
The Cardinals close out their time on the road on Saturday when they travel to take on Hampden-Sydney. The opening face-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.