April 17, 2013

CUA falls at No. 5 Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – CUA had its hands full with No. 5 Gettysburg on Wednesday afternoon, falling to the Bullets by a score of 22-8. After trailing 2-1 early in the game, the Cards saw Gettysburg score the next 12 goals to open up a commanding 14-1 advantage. Lindsay Brophy and Nicole Laitner scored two goals apiece for CUA, while Erin Fowler tallied a pair of assists.

Loren Pruitt and Amanda Borucki gave the home team a 2-0 lead in the opening 2:08 of the game, before Laitner got the Cards on the board at the 27:01 mark to make it a 2-1 contest.

From there, the Bullets scored 12 straight goals in a span of 16:25 to open up a 14-1 advantage with 9:02 on the first half clock.

Katie Miller was able to put an end to the Gettysburg run when she found the back of the net with 7:38 to play in the half.

The teams then traded scores, with Brophy netting her 44th goal of the season to send the game into halftime, with CUA down by 12.

The Bullets scored the first two goals after intermission to extend to a 17-3 lead, before Laitner got on the board for the second time with an unassisted goal.

Following a Mandy Buell goal, Brophy found the back of the net with 22:42 on the clock for the Cardinals fifth score of the afternoon.

With less than 10 minutes to play, CUA went on a 3-0 run, with Fowler, Theresa Ciletti and Meghan O’Brien all scoring in a span of just 2:19 to make it a 20-8 game.

Gettysburg scored the final two goals however, to earn its 13th win of the season.

Caroline Scalamandre, Alexis Martin and Tricia Pehnke led CUA with two ground balls apiece, while Scalamandre was the team leader in draw controls with seven.

Four different Bullets scored three goals, while five players registered multiple assists.

CUA now hosts No. 11 and unbeaten Susquehanna on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. inside Cardinal Stadium. The two teams are both 3-0 in the Landmark Conference, and the winner will clinch the top seed in next month’s conference tourney.

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