October 10, 2012

Sousa earns 100th career win as CUA runs past Trinity 10-0

WASHINGTON – CUA Head Coach J.P. Sousa earned his 100th career win on Wednesday, guiding the Cardinals to a 10-0 shutout of Trinity (D.C.).  CUA led 2-0 at halftime, and then broke things open with eight second half goals to lift Sousa to the historic victory.

Kaylre Greaves got CUA on the board in the 23rd minute off an assist from Mary McGann.  Greaves then netted her second score in the 40th minute to put the Cards on top 2-0 at intermission.   

Ellen Jansen assisted on Greaves' second goal.

Early in the second half, Lauren Cadott made it a three-goal lead, and four minutes later, Regina Zolbrod got into the act to make it 4-0.

The lead increased to five on Cristina Haigis' first collegiate goal in the 56th minute and Zolbrod's second goal in the 59th minute made it a six-goal advantage.

Carolyn Girandola netted her first goal of the year in the 68th minute to extend to a 7-0 lead, and Mara Yanni followed suit with her first goal two minutes later.

CUA's ninth goal came from Greaves as she completed her first career hat trick off a Yanni assist in the 84th minute, and Annie Langley finished the scoring off with a goal in the 87th minute to set the final tally at 10.

In goal for the Cardinals, freshmen Lexi Halperin and Amy-Lynn Friel split the duties and combined for the Cardinals' third shutout of 2012.

In his ninth season at CUA, Sousa has a career record of 100-55-13, taking the Cardinals to a pair of conference championships and NCAA Tournaments.  Under Sousa's direction, CUA has reached the postseason in six of the past seven seasons.

CUA hits the road on Saturday for an important conference match at Juniata.  Start time is set for 1 p.m. from Huntingdon, Pa.

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