October 8, 2011

Win streak now at four after Cardinals down Rutgers-Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. – CUA closed out its four-match road trip with a 2-1 win at Rutgers-Camden on Saturday, running the Cardinals win streak to four.  Courtney Orgill and Caroline Hopkins scored for CUA, with Hopkins' goal in the 69th minute proving to be the game-winner.

Less than seven minutes into the match, Orgill put CUA on top when she scored her sixth goal of the season at the 6:41 mark. 

One minute later Kate Masson's shot was saved by the Scarlet Raptors keeper Leighanna Milby, keeping it a one-goal game.

Orgill's attempt at the 27:32 mark was also saved, as was Masson's shot 30 seconds later.

Maggie McCarthy took the final shot of the half, which came at the 36:03 mark, but Milby made her fifth save of the first 45 minutes.

Early in the second, Caitlin Brett looked to increase the Cardinals lead, but her shot sailed wide, while Tricia Colucci's header four minutes later was stopped.

In the 66th minute, Rutgers-Camden pulled even when Samantha Sharp scored her first goal of the season, but only three minutes later Hopkins netted her first score of the year to put CUA on top 2-1.

Masson looked to up the lead in the 72nd minute, but Milby once again made the save.

The Scarlet Raptors final chance to tie things up came in the 84th minute when Katie Angelosante got free for a shot, but CUA's Yasmeen Ajdari, who came on in relief of Christina Cassidy only minutes earlier, stopped the shot to preserve the lead.

Cassidy played the first 70 minutes of the match and made three saves for CUA, while Ajdari finished with that one stop after coming in.  Milby wound up with six saves for the home team.

The Cardinals held a 14-7 lead in shots and a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Cardinals will return home for the first time in two-and-a-half weeks on Tuesday when CUA hosts Shenandoah.  Start time is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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