No. 24 Women's Soccer Falls to St. Mary's, 4-2

No. 24 Women's Soccer Falls to St. Mary's, 4-2

9/29/09

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.-- Only hours after being ranked No. 24 in the country, CUA women's soccer fell to St. Mary's, 4-2 on Tuesday.

Caitlin Brett led the Cardinal offensive attack with seven shots while Maggie McCarthy and Courtney Orgill each added three of their own as CUA outshot the hosts 23-13. 

Grace Koplow made seven saves in the contest and was aided by two Cardinal shots ringing off the crossbar to earn the victory for St. Mary's. 

The Seahawks got on the board early with a goal from Carley Harmon but the Cardinals leading scorer, Orgill, answered with her tenth tally of the year in the 24th minute.  It took the hosts less than three minutes to answer with the go-ahead goal as Liza Sitz took a free kick from beyond the box and snuck the ball through the hands of Tere Rossi.

The Seahawks scored two more goals off the foot of Sophia Esparza before Diana Spadaro found Helene Nicoletti on a free kick for her first of the year but the Cardinals ran out of time to make the comeback.

The No. 24 ranking for the Cardinals marks the first time in program history that the team has earned a spot in the NSCAA Top 25 national poll.  

CUA returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. as the Cardinals will travel to Wesley.

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