September 19, 2006

Cardinals’ Comeback Too Much For Seahawks

Cardinals' Comeback Too Much For Seahawks

CUA comes back from a two-goal deficit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After allowing two goals in the first 25 minutes, the Catholic University women's soccer squad regrouped and held St. Mary's College (5-1, 1-1 CAC) scoreless in the remaining 65.  The Cardinals were also to put three scores on the board to pull out the 3-2 win and improve to 5-2, 2-0 in the CAC.

The CUA defense was back on their heels for the first 25 minutes as the Seahawks kicked the ball long and beat out the Cardinals in both footraces.  Looking at the 2-0 deficit, CUA turned the tide at 27:47 when Erin McNulty (Pittsburgh, Pa./Vincentian) scored a long goal from the top left corner.

Going in to the 32nd minute, the Cardinals struck again with a goal on the left side by Ashley Dodd (Weymouth, Mass./Notre Dame).  Dodd took a shot that was saved by keeper Marie Oben.  With the rebound at her foot, Dodd sailed it into the top right corner for the equalizer.

CUA scored the game-winner at 55:50 when freshman defender Chelsea King (Prospect, Ky./Presentation) hit Suzie Peters (Nanuet, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) in the middle of the box making the final 3-2.  This was Peters' third goal of the season giving her a team high eight points.

Against a strong St. Mary's defense, the Cardinals got off 12 shots to the Seahawks' eight.  Kim Stengle (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) had three saves while Oben stopped six shots on goal.

The Cardinals will next head to Drew University on Saturday to face the Rangers at 3:00 p.m. 

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