WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America field hockey team went on the road and up against the No. 1 team in the nation, Messiah, and despite a scoreless first half, the Cardinals were edged, 4-0.
It was an evenly matched first 40 minutes as Catholic held Messiah scoreless. Senior goalkeeper Analisa Scott made four saves in the initial period, including one on a penalty stroke.
Scott finished the night with eight saves, facing 21 Messiah shots.
Though the Cardinals' defense was able to keep the country's No. 1 team off the board through the first 41 minutes, Messiah was finally able to break through scoring off a corner in the 42nd minute, before adding an insurance goal six minutes later.
Messiah struck twice more in the 55th and 67th minute to put the game out of reach.
Junior midfielder Marisa Martinelli led the Catholic offense with two shots, putting two on goal. The Cardinals put three of their four shots on target, but the Messiah goalkeeper stood strong for the shutout.
The Cardinals play their final regular season home game this Saturday, October 25, at 1 p.m., they host Drew on Senior Day.
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