Alexander Scores Twice in 3-2 Win Over Mustangs

Alexander Scores Twice in 3-2 Win Over Mustangs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Catholic University men's soccer team scored three times to beat Stevenson 3-2 Wednesday evening.

Sophomore forward Ben Alexander bagged his first and second career goals as a Cardinal in the win. The University of Kentucky transfer scored in the 61st and 87th minute to propel the Cards over the Mustangs.

Midfielder Nelson Zimmerman opened the scoring for Catholic in the 15th minute to go up 1-0. The goal came off a cross on the left side of the box from senior Brian Galfond.

The Cardinals, who narrowly outshot Stevenson 17-14 in the contest, carried the one goal lead into halftime.

Alexander doubled the lead with his first Catholic goal in an unassisted effort. The Cardinals conceded an 80th minute goal later, cutting the advantage to 2-1.

The Cards answered soon after in the 87th minute on the counterattack. In transition, Galfond found Alexander, who slotted home his second goal of the evening.

The insurance goal proved to be crucial, as the Mustangs scored in the 90th minute to make the game 3-2.

The advantage stood at final time, and goalkeeper Jack Long earned his third victory of the season with four saves.

Due to Catholic's Friday match being cancelled due to Hurricane Florence, the team will next be in action September 19 at 4 p.m. at Mary Washington.

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