September 9, 2006

Cardinals Falter Against #25 Salisbury

Cardinals Falter Against #25 Salisbury

Brady scores two goals in the contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 9, 2006)- Six goals in the first half was too much for the CUA men's soccer (0-1-1, 0-1 CAC) team to overcome in its 8-3 loss to the #25 Salisbury Sea Gulls (1-0-1, 1-0 CAC)Wednesday afternoon at DuFour Field.  Despite playing the Sea Gulls even in the second half, Salisbury's explosive opening stanza put the Cardinals in a deep hole.

Salisbury tallied two early goals including one by Scott Sparrow off of a penalty kick.  Freshman forward Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) continued to score for the Cardinals with a header at 10:34 on the right side.  Senior captain Erik Wyche (Tabernacle, N.J./Cherokee) notched the assist making the score 2-1 Salisbury.

Just as the teams set up for the kickoff, Layne Crothers shot a rocket from midfield and caught CUA keeper Bill Frame off guard making it 3-1.  The Sea Gulls added three more goals before halftime making the score 6-1 going into the half.

CUA stepped it up defensively in the second, playing the Sea Gulls evenly for the full 45 minutes.  Brady notched his second goal of the afternoon at 53:54 off a cross from Josh Harris (Fairfax, Va./Woodson).  At 59:17, freshman Brian Pappas (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) scored on a header near the left post.  Austin Costeira (Summit, N.J./Summit) received the assist from his pass on the right side.

It looked as if CUA was making a run, but the Sea Gulls stopped the momentum with a penalty kick and another goal in the 89th minute to make the final score 8-3.

Bill Frame (Hockessin, Del./Salesianum) started in goal for the Cardinals stopping two shots, Joe Schettino (Easton, Conn./Joel Barlow) played in the second half making three saves.  The Sea Gulls accounted for a total of five saves on the afternoon.  Salisbury outshot CUA 16-15, but the Cardinals held the advantage in corner kicks 6-4.

CUA is back in action on Sunday against Washington & Lee at DuFour Field.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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