WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America field hockey junior Kelly Cousoulis scored twice while senior Analisa Scott and junior Sophia Hamilton combined on the shutout as the Cardinals defeated Drew in Landmark Conference action at Cardinal Stadium Saturday, 4-0.
Catholic (9-5, 5-1 Landmark) posted its fifth shutout of the season and third in the last four games. The Cardinals have not allowed a goal at home since a 4-1 victory over Susquehanna on September 24.
Catholic out-shot the Rangers 20-2, holding them to just one shot in each half, while compiling a 14-2 edge in penalty corners.
Junior Rachel Day scored the game-winning goal just 36 seconds into the contest as she dribbled into the circle and fired a backhand shot low into the right corner. It was her team-leading 12th goal of the season and third gamewinner.
Junior Marisa Martinelli scored her second of the season 19 minutes later before Cousoulis found the back of the cage for the first time with 5:27 left in the opening half off an assist from freshman Carly Philbin to give Catholic a 3-0 halftime advantage.
The assist was the first point of Philbin's career as she became the 17th different player on the Cardinals' 21-man roster to register a point this season.
Cousoulis capped the scoring with just 37 seconds remaining after controlling her own rebound and placing the shot in the upper left off a corner.
Scott finished with one save in the first half before Hamilton played the final 35 minutes and was not required to make a save.
Ryann Callaghan made nine saves for Drew (4-11, 2-4 Landmark) while Kate Teodero and Michele Pozyc each had one defensive save.
Prior to the game, Scott and senior Morgan Druce were recognized for their four years of dedication to the Catholic Univeristy Field Hockey program.
The Cardinals travel to Ursinus on Tuesday for a nonconference contest beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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