WASHINGTON - Catholic University men's soccer balanced out its road record, by picking up a 5-2 non-conference win over Shenandoah on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in Winchester, Va.
The Cardinals struck first, as Hunter Horvath (Southlake, Texas / Southlake Carroll) put the mighty black and red on the board just six minutes and 40 seconds into the game on a Tyler Zimmerman (Raleigh, N.C. / Cardinal Gibbons) assist. Zimmerman stayed in on the action, scoring his first goal of the season midway through the first half.
The Hornets cut the lead to one less than three minutes later with the Cardinals heading into halftime a 2-1 lead.
Shenandoah was on the attack coming out of the locker room, tying the score at two apiece at the 52:14 mark.
CUA took control of the game with Cards scoring its final three goals in a five-minute span. Nico Bartolomeo (Pewaukee, Wis. / Pewaukee) sparked the offense when he scored off of a corner kick. Less than two minutes later Bartolomeo notched another goal before assisting on the game's final score by Kevin Romano (Freehold, N.J. / Christian Brothers Academy) to put the Cardinals up 5-2 for the win.
Shenandoah's offense was efficient, scoring on two of its four shots, but it was not enough to overturn the Cardinals who dominated the Hornets by the tune of 28-to-4 in shots. Catholic also held a 9-to-3 advantage on corner kicks, as the set plays proved important for the Cardinals scoring chances.
The Cardinals improve to 2-1 on the season. Catholic will stay on the road, traveling on Saturday, Sept. 7 to Washington & Lee for another non-conference game scheduled for 3:00 p.m. in Lexington, Va.
For more information on CUA Men's Soccer, visit the official athletics website at www.cuacardinals.com.