September 11, 2012

Cardinals move into top-10 of NSCAA regional rankings

WASHINGTON – After winning its last three matches and capturing the Rowan University Invitational title, the CUA men’s soccer team has moved into the No. 10 spot in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region rankings, released on Tuesday.  The Cardinals are currently 3-1 on the season.

After dropping their first match of the season in overtime to Dickinson, the Cardinals have regrouped to win three straight, including a thrilling 3-2 double overtime victory vs. Rowan over the weekend.  Earl Hamilton netted the game-winner for CUA, while Mike Brennan captured Tournament MVP honors.

Hamilton ranks second on the squad with two goals and five points, with Ian Smith leading the way with four goals and eight points.

Defensively, Torsten Meuschke has stopped seven shots in goal in over 280 minutes of action.

Click here to view the entire Mid-Atlantic Region rankings.

The Cardinals play twice this week, first traveling to face Mary Washington on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. match, before returning home to face the nation’s No. 9 ranked team, the Messiah Falcons, on Saturday beginning at 1.

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