CUA upended by Gettysburg 3-2

WASHINGTON – After falling behind 2-0 against Gettysburg, CUA scored twice to tie things at two, but the Bullets received a goal from Rachel West in the 65th minute, which proved to be the difference in a 3-2 decision on Wednesday.  Courtney Orgill and Kaylre Greaves scored for CUA, who drops to 3-2 on the season.

The Bullets took an early 1-0 lead when Becca Kent scored 7:45 into the match off a nice pass from Lindsey Lyons.

Gettysburg kept the pressure on with three more shots, but two went wide and the other sailed high, keeping the score at 1-0.

CUA's first shot attempt came at the 15:28 mark by Ellen Jansen, but it went wide.  Several minutes later Kate Masson and Erin Saia got off back-to-back attempts, but the first was blocked and the second wide.

With 24:39 having been played Casey Attanasio snuck a shot past Cardinals goal keeper Christina Cassidy and CUA found itself in a 2-0 hole.

The Cardinals never wilted though and with less than ten minutes to play in the half Orgill was fouled and awarded a penalty kick.  She calmly stepped up and found the back of the net to slice the Bullets lead in half.

Seven minutes later Greaves struck for her second score of the season and the score was knotted at two.  Mary McGann set Greaves up with a beautiful pass ahead of the defense and the Cardinals were back in business.

Neither team scored for the final two minutes of the half, sending them into halftime tied at two.

Early in the second half Greaves tried to give CUA the lead, but Allie Rivera stopped her attempt, while Caitlin Conroy's attempt a minute later was high.

Caitlin Brett had a chance with 53:24 gone, but Rivera again stepped up and made the save.  Following a corner kick by the Cardinals, McGann got free for a shot, but it was saved, leaving the score tied at two.

West broke the deadlock at the 64:16 mark with her score, but CUA still had time to try and pull even.

Orgill's attempt at the 66:15 mark was wide, and her shot with ten minutes to play also sailed wide.  That proved to be the Cardinals final attempt of the afternoon and the Bullets were able to hang on for the road win.

Gettysburg was credited with 18 shots on the day, while CUA had 14.  The teams combined for five corner kicks, with the Cardinals totaling two, while in goal Cassidy stopped six shots and Rivera sent back four.

The Cardinals hit the road for their next match, when they travel to Alvernia on Saturday afternoon.  Start time is slated for 2 p.m.

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