Women's Soccer Shakes Off Marymount In
Game winner comes as an own goal at 101:29
ARLINGTON, Va. - The CUA women's soccer team (9-3, 5-0 CAC) pulled out a double overtime victory Thursday night against the pesky Marymount Saints (5-6-1, 1-2 CAC) despite rain and sloppy conditions. The win improved the Cards to 9-3 as well as an undefeated 5-0 in conference play. CUA dominated on the offensive end accumulating 22 shots to Marymount's ten but were again hampered by a lack of goals.
"This was an ugly game. We did not play well, but we escaped with a conference win on the road, so we'll take it," said head coach J.P. Sousa.
Neither team could score in the first half although CUA held a huge 9-1 advantage in shots and 5-1 in corner kicks. The first goal of the night came two minutes into the second by forward Suzie Peters (Nanuet, N.Y./Albertus Magnus). The sophomore took advantage of a loose ball in the box firing it past Beth Dickey to make it 1-0.
Marymount evened the score in the 58th minute when CUA keeper Kim Stengle (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) mishandled a shot by Alisha Parker and allowed the ball to roll past her making it 1-1. The score would remain this way through regulation and the first ten-minute overtime.
With the rain picking up and the game getting sloppier, the Cardinals caught a break two minutes into the second OT. Peters nailed a cross into the box and in the Saints' attempt to clear the ball, it deflected in for an own goal giving CUA the 2-1 victory.
Stengle had strong evening in the net with seven saves and the Cards held the overall advantage in corner kicks 8-4 after more than 101 minutes of play.
This Sunday, the Cardinals will travel to #18 Washington and Lee for their third match-up with a nationally-ranked opponent this season. The game is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m.