Men's Soccer Downed by York, 5-2

Men's Soccer Downed by York, 5-2

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America men's soccer team fell to the Spartans of York College (Pa.), 5-2, at Cardinal Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Spartans got right to work with a goal in the 12th minute. With nine total shots in the first half, they notched two scores to take a 3-0 lead before the halftime intermission.

After the break, Catholic battled back, outshooting York 11-5 in the second half.

Junior Brian Galfond recorded the Cardinals first goal of the day in the 60th minute. Galfond awaited the service of classmates Tyler Martin's free kick from 35 yards out on the right side. As Martin's long ball entered the 18-yard box, Galfond leaped into the air and used his head to flick it over the keeper into the back-left corner.

The Cardinals earned their second score of the event on a PK opportunity taken by fellow sophomore Bradley Pierro in the 89th minute. Pierro stumped the York keeper, Billy Bridegum, and played the kick just under the crossbar.

Catholic took 15 shots in total, Pierro recorded four while Galfond took three. Graduate student Zachery Tashjy played 64 minutes in goal and made four saves. Junior Ryan Cassidy made his Catholic University debut as he finished out the final 26 minutes guarding the net and making two saves.

The Cardinals, now 1-1 in 2017, continue their season hosting Mary Washington on Wednesday, September 6 at 4 p.m.

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