Cardinals ranked 17th by two outlets after USA Today poll is released

WASHINGTON – CUA is now ranked 17th in two polls, after the USA Today Top 25 Coaches poll was announced on Tuesday.  One day earlier, the Cardinals learned that they are ranked No. 17 in the D3Hoops.com poll.  At 16-1 overall and 5-1 in the Landmark Conference, CUA is off to its best start in school history.

CUA picked up a pair of conference wins last week, beginning with a 75-49 victory at Susquehanna on Wednesday, aided by a defensive performance that forced 19 Crusader turnovers and forced them into 29.6 percent shooting.  Jill Woerner led the way offensively with 14 points, while as a team, the Cards knocked down six 3-pointers.

On Saturday, CUA held off a second half rally by Scranton to earn a 66-50 win inside the DuFour Center.  That victory ran the Cardinals’ win streak at home to 13 straight.  Katarina Owunna led the way offensively with 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

CUA currently leads the Landmark Conference in scoring defense (51.5), while ranking third in scoring offense (66.8).  The Cardinals +15.4 scoring margin is also tops in the conference.

No. 17 makes the trip north to face Goucher College on Wednesday evening.  Start time is set for 7 p.m.

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