September 30, 2006

CUA Blanks NC Wesleyan

CUA Blanks NC Wesleyan
Cards hold Wesleyan to no shots on goal

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Catholic University women's soccer (7-3) continued to overpower their opponents on offense Saturday against North Carolina Wesleyan (3-4-1) in a 2-0 win.  The Cards outshot NC Wesleyan 31-4 including a 12-1 second half to totally dominate the offensive end of the game.

Despite shooting 19 shots to NC Wesleyan's three in the first half, the score was still 0-0 going into the break.  Cary Trump had a big first stanza for Wesleyan with eight of her 14 saves against the powerful Cardinal offense.

Early in the second, CUA finally found the back of the net with a goal by Kelly Anderson (Dover, Del./St. Thomas More) who split the defenders to shoot an unassisted rocket making the score 1-0.

The Cardinals second goal came at 69:36 off of a textbook play by the offense.  Chelsea King (Prospect, Ky./Presentation) gave the ball to Megan McGuire (East Amherst, N.Y./Buffalo Sacred Heart) who had one touch on the right to cross it towards the goal.  Ashley Dodd (Weymouth, Mass./Notre Dame) was able to get her head on it making the score 2-0.

The Cardinals had 16 shots on goal and with Wesleyan unable to tally a SOG, the keepers had no saves for the afternoon.  CUA also notched seven corner kicks while NC Wesleyan was awarded none.

CUA will have a conference game at home this Monday against Gallaudet at 4:30 p.m.        

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