September 7, 2011

CUA shuts out Shenandoah for second straight win

WINCHESTER, Va. – A pair of goals in the opening 12 minutes proved to be all that CUA needed on Wednesday when the Cardinals defeated Shenandoah on the road.  CUA added an early second half tally for the final 3-0 score and improves to 2-1 on the season.  Ben Fernandez, Earl Hamilton and Mike DiMarco scored for the Cardinals.

CUA went right to work looking to score early, with Alex Sagastume taking a shot just 39 seconds into the match that sailed high.  The Cardinals next shot was taken by Fernandez and found the back of the net for a 1-0 CUA lead.  Sagastume assisted on the score.

25 seconds later, Hamilton made it 2-0 Cardinals when DiMarco fed him for a goal.  The CUA defense then went to work, holding Shenandoah to a single shot for the remainder of the half.

36 seconds into the second half, DiMarco got into the scoring act when he found the back of the net for a 3-0 Cardinals lead.  That was all the offense CUA needed as it won its second consecutive match.

CUA out shot the Hornets 18-3, including a 10-2 margin in the first 45 minutes, and the Cardinals won the corner kick battle, 4-3.  Shenadoah’s keeper James Dutcher stopped five shots, while Sean Libby sent back one for the Cardinals.

CUA is back in action on Saturday evening when the Cardinals remain on the road to face the nation’s No. 1 ranked team, Messiah.  Action gets underway beginning at 7 p.m.

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