October 20, 2010

Cardinals keep it rolling with big offensive performance

WASHINGTON – CUA exploded for three second half goals on Wednesday as the Cardinals raced past Goucher 4-1 at CUA Soccer Field.  The win extends CUA's unbeaten streak to six matches and ups the Cardinals record to 8-5-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the Landmark Conference.

CUA out shot the Gophers 24-4 on the afternoon and was awarded nine corner kicks to Goucher's zero.  Senior Quinn Daly picked up the win in goal for the home team with one save, while Goucher keeper Joe Kon sent back five shots.

CUA wasted little time in getting on the board as Kevin Duffy took a feed from Kevin Romano and chipped the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead at the 4:49 mark.

Goucher came back and tied things at one however, when Adam Boyce scored from close range at the 13:34 mark.

The game remained tied for the remainder of the opening 45 minutes, despite the Cardinals having several opportunities to break the stalemate.

Early in the second half, CUA took the lead for good when Ian Smith blasted a shot into the far corner of the net for a 2-1 Cardinals advantage.  Less than four minutes later, the Cardinals added to their lead when Hal Cogan knocked in a deflected ball to make it a 3-1 game.

Brian Maher then put the finishing touches on a strong performance for CUA with his goal at the 84:50 mark.  Tyler Bills assisted on the score, which came from just in front of the net.

CUA will now hit the road for its final three matches of the regular season, beginning on Saturday, October 23 when the Cardinals head to New Jersey to take on Drew.  Start time is slated for 3:30.

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