Greyhounds Down Cards in Landmark Battle
Greyhounds Down Cards in Landmark
CUA drops to third in standings
WASHINGTON - The Catholic University women's soccer team (9-2-3, 2-1-2 Landmark) fell 3-0 to the Moravian College Greyhounds (13-3-1, 4-1 Landmark) Sunday afternoon at the DuFour Center Upper Fields. The game was a pivotal conference match with the winner clinching a post season berth.
The Greyhounds scored the lone goal of the first half 12 minutes in off of a slow roller. After a throw in, the ball went to Tracy Fitzpatrick in the middle who headed it over keeper Tere Rossi's (Annandale, Va./Falls Church) head. Rossi had come out to challenge Fitzpatrick and the ball went over her head then slowly bounced into the goal to make it 1-0 at the break.
The second half was back and forth with neither team able to find the back of the net. The Cardinals had a number of solid shots but were wide or saved. With 11 minutes left in the contest the Greyhounds widened the gap when Fitzpatrick had a long run on the right side, beat one defender and shot it into the left corner. In the 87th minute, Shannon McEvoy headed in a cross from Alessandra Valdetara to make the final 3-0.
The Cards spent a majority of the game on offense outshooting the Greyhounds 16-8. CUA also had six corner kicks while Moravian took three. Rossi took the loss with three saves and Caitlin Corrigan was awarded the win as well as nine saves.
The Cardinals will travel to York on Wednesday for a game against the Spartans at 4 p.m.