No. 13 CUA falls to No. 10 York 13-8 on the road
YORK, Pa. – No. 13 CUA dropped a 13-8 decision at No. 10 York on Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans led 10-3 at halftime, but CUA fought back in the 2nd half, pulling to within 12-7 with 17 minutes remaining. That was as close as the Cards would get however, as they suffered their second straight loss to a top-10 opponent.
York jumped out quickly, scoring five goals in the first 6:50 of action.
Erin Fowler got CUA on the board for the first time with 17:42 to play before the half, scoring on a free position shot to make it 5-1.
The Spartans answered right back with four straight scores, capped by Erica Mulford's goal with 8:25 on the first half clock to make it 9-1 Spartans.
Lindsay Brophy pulled the Cardinals to within seven with a goal with 7:51 remaining, but Leah Schultz soon answered for the home team to make it 10-2.
Brophy then took a feed from Nicole Laitner and closed out the 1st half scoring with a goal at the 1:54 mark.
Only 20 seconds into the 2nd half, Katie Miller brought CUA to within 10-4 when she scored off an assist by Caroline DiBartolomeo.
Kim Wayson countered for York just 27 seconds later, and the Cards were again down by seven.
Following another Spartans score, Brophy netted her third goal of the afternoon with 22:54 remaining, and CUA was within 12-5.
Brophy then fed Miller for another Cards goal, and the deficit was only six with 19:20 on the clock.
CUA continued to make things interesting, with Fowler scoring with 17:20 to play, as the Cardinals got to within five.
CUA continued to have scoring chances throughout the next several minutes, but the Cardinals were not able to cut into the deficit any further.
Mulford added a goal for the Spartans with 5:05 to play, which made it 13-7, and Brophy closed out the day's scoring with a free position goal less than two minutes later to set the final margin at five.
CUA was credited with 24 shots on the day, and the Cardinals won the ground ball battle, 21-18.
CUA was also 16 of 21 in clear attempts and won 10 draw controls.
Megan Gormley led CUA with three caused turnovers, while Rebecca Arent was the leader in draw controls with four.
Yasmeen Ajdari got the start in goal and sent back two shots, before giving way to Tricia Pehnke, who made nine saves on the day.
CUA is back in action on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals head to Elizabethtown. Start time is set for 3 p.m.