Cardinals Bounce Back With 10-4 Win at Neumann

Cardinals Bounce Back With 10-4 Win at Neumann

WASHINGTON - Neumann jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Catholic responded by scoring 10 of the next 12 goals on the way to a 10-4 road win.

Freshman attacker Tim Keith led the offensive effort with three goals and an assist, while sophomore goalie Harrison Holak anchored the CUA (3-3) defense with 23 saves.

The Knights (0-3) went up 2-0 by the 11:15 mark in the first quarter, but would only score two more goals for the rest of the game. Faceoff specialist Kevin Murray won the next faceoff for the Cardinals who secured the posession past the restraining line.

From there Dominick Marino set up Keith for his first goal of the game to cut the deficit in half at 10:24. With 3:13 left in the quarter, William Cowan tied the game at 2-2 with his eighth goal of the season for the final first period score.

Catholic would continue to assert its offensive power, scoring four goals in the second quarter without conceeding a score to the Knights. Keith scored an unassisted goal at 8:32, as CUA took its first lead of the afternoon.

The Cardinals closed out the first half scoring three goals in 1:16 from Brian Finnegan, Murray, and Brian Keith for a 6-2 halftime advantage.

After a Neumann score to open the third quarter, Keith scored again to pick up his first career hat trick at the 8:25 mark.

Tony Fisher found the back of the net at 5:06 to play in the third to spark one last 3-0 run to close out the game for a 10-4 victory.

For the game, the Cardinals held a 10-7 lead in faceoffs and outshot the Knights 48-33. Holak led CUA with nine groundballs, while Murray recorded eight.

Walter Hickey was strong on both ends of the field, scoring once and scooping up five groundballs to go with two caused turnovers.

The Cardinals return to action at home when they welcome Immaculata (0-2) to Cardinal Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.