Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Game to York
Cardinals suffer first CAC loss since 2004
WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America women's soccer team (10-6, 5-1 CAC) had a defensive breakdown early against the York College Spartans (11-4-1, 5-1 CAC). Unfortunately, this would mean the game for the Cards who were unable to even the score throughout the remaining 88 minutes. The loss marked the first in the CAC since 2004 for CUA who went undefeated last year.
"It's always tough to give up a goal in the 2nd minute of play, but we bounced back and really took the game to York on their field," said head coach J.P. Sousa. "We did so many things right for 88 minutes. We just couldn't get that goal to even the score and take control."
At 1:32 in the game Erin Kuhn flicked the ball into the box in front of keeper Kim Stengle (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge). The quick pass was received by Jill Stanley at the left post who was able to slide the ball past Stengle to make the score 1-0 early on.
For the remainder of the game, CUA controlled the offensive play with many chances to even it up. Again and again the Spartans had an answer for every Cardinal attack. Other times CUA thwarted its own offense with kicking miscues and missed shots.
CUA outshot York 14-10 and had five corner kicks but in the end the early goal was too much to overcome and York came away with the 1-0 win. Stengle had four saves for the afternoon while Spartan keeper Amanda Lomberg had six.
The Cardinals will host Mary Washington on Tuesday in their final home regular season contest of the fall. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.