Men's Soccer Falls to Lynchburg in NCAA First Round,
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.-- After winning the Landmark Conference title a week ago, the CUA men's soccer team fell in the opening round of the NCAA tournament to Lynchburg College, 3-0 on Saturday.
Despite outshooting their opponents 16-10, the Cardinals failed to find the back of the net. Matt Brady led the attack with six shots, including two that sailed just wide and one that struck the crossbar.
No Hornet took more than one shot in the contest, but Lynchburg found the back of the net three times including only 35 seconds after the opening whistle.
Outside of Brady's two attempts on free kicks just outside the box, CUA's best chance came as Kevin Duffy headed a ball off the post and then again off of the goalies hands to earn the Cardinals one of four second half corners.
The Cardinals wrap up the 2009 season with a 16-4-1 record and a 5-1-1 record in conference play. The team earned its first ever NCAA postseason bid after taking the Landmark Conference title against Scranton, 3-0.