September 19, 2009
Stellar Defensive Performance Helps Catholic Defeat Alvernia 2-0
Defensive Performance Helps Catholic Defeat Alvernia
Pa-- The Catholic Women’s Soccer team continued
their excellent season this afternoon by defeating Alvernia
University 2-0. The win improved the Cardinals’ record to
was the story of this game, as the score remained knotted at zero
until late in the second half. The Cardinals finally found the back
of the net when freshman Courtney Orgill took a pass from junior
Kelly Donnelly and kicked it just past the Crusader goalie. The
goal was Courtney’s eighth of the season.
the first score, Catholic did not let up and scored again in the
88th minute of action. This time, Kelly Donnely converted off an
assist from sophomore Caroline Burke. The goal was Donnelly’s
second of the year. In total, Catholic attempted 29 shots on the
day and hit the post or crossbar three times.
Cardinal defense was fantastic, as the Crusaders did not record a
shot. Junior goalie Amanda Cowan did a nice job of anchoring the
Cardinal defense in leading them to the team's sixth and her first
shutout of the season.
Cardinals will return to the field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, when
they take on Stevenson University in non-conference action. The
home contest will be the last tune-up for Catholic before the first
Landmark Conference game against Susquehanna on Saturday, Sept.