Season Opener Spoiled by FSU
Freshman Sylvester scores his first career goal
WASHINGTON - First year head Catholic University men's soccer coach Travis Beauchamp had his debut spoiled Friday evening by the Frostburg State Bobcats Friday evening. The Cards lost 2-1 to the host school at the FSU Tournament. Despite the loss, there were a number of bright spots including the solid play of four freshman starters.
The Bobcats scored early on when Vega Andres put an unassisted past freshman keeper Quinn Daly (San Diego, Calif./St. Augustine) at 6:19 to go up 1-0. The Cardinal defense regrouped and was able to stay strong until right before the half when Gregg Laskow slid it past Daly off of a pass from Adam Gracia to make it 2-0 going into the break. In the first the Cards were outshot 12-7 but Daly did manage five saves in the net.
After 45 scoreless minutes, the Cardinals finally got on the board with less than three minutes remaining in the contest. Freshman Nick Sylvester (Riva, Md./DeMatha) received the ball from 2006 Rookie of the Year Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) and found the back of the net to make it 2-1 but it was too little too late as the Cards were unable to tie it up.
The Bobcats held the advantage in shots 19-15 as well as corner kicks 4-3. In his first 90 minutes in goal, Quinn tallied ten saves but unfortunately was also credited with the loss while Jay Hereford got the win for FSU.
The Cards play their second game of the tournament on Saturday versus La Roche.