October 27, 2012

Cardinals shut out Drew 1-0 for fifth straight win

MADISON, N.J. – The Cardinals kept rolling on Saturday, earning their fifth straight win with a 1-0 shutout of Drew.  CUA has won four straight by way of shutout and will enter the Landmark Conference Tournament as the No. 2 seed.  Senior Mike Brennan netted the game-winner for the Cards in the 54th minute.

There were few shots during the early going, but 20 minutes in, Drew was able to get off four attempts in less than a minute.  Two were blocked, one was saved and the other sailed wide.

Ten minutes later, Drew took three consecutive shots, but Torsten Meuschke stopped one, and the other two were off the mark.

Early in the second half, Brennan took a nice pass from Ian Smith and beat Drew goalkeeper Michael Reyes for the lone goal of the day.

The Cardinal defense was very strong after halftime, holding the Rangers to just six shots in the second half, including two stretches of more than 10 minutes.

Drew took more shots than the Cards on the day, finishing with a 15-7 edge, while the Rangers were awarded two of the three corner kicks.

Meuschke finished with four saves to earn the win in goal for CUA.

CUA will now host third-seeded Scranton in the semifinals of the Landmark Conference Tournament on Wednesday, October 31.  Start time is set for 3 p.m. 

The winner will then take on the winner of the Susquehanna-Drew semifinal, on Saturday, November 3.

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