Cardinals fall to Frostburg State 1-0 in hard-fought match

GERMANTOWN, Md. – The CUA women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals fell to Frostburg St. 1-0 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.  The game-winning score came from Heather Fleishell in the 79th minute as CUA falls to 1-1 following the match and the Bobcats up their record to 2-0. 

CUA outshot Frostburg State 17-9 on the afternoon, while both teams totaled three corner kicks.  Cardinals goalkeeper Christina Cassidy stopped five shots and Bobcats netminder Michelle Buckmaster sent back seven shots in her 90 minutes of action.

The Cardinals offense was on the attack in the first half as CUA took the first four shots of the contest.  Neither team was able to muster a goal in the opening 45 minutes however, which sent the game into halftime knotted at zero.

CUA began the second half much like the first as the Cardinals were aggressive and took the first five shots.  Frostburg State was finally able to break the stalemate when Fleishell took a pass from Liz Seligman at the 78:29 mark and found the back of the net for a 1-0 Bobcats lead.  That goal proved to be the only scoring of the afternoon in what was a hard-fought match. 

CUA now has the next week off before returning to action on Friday, September 10 when the Cardinals take on DeSales University at the Griffin Classic.  The match, which is scheduled to begin at 4:00, will take place on the campus of Gwynedd-Mercy.

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