CUA Gives Up Late Goal in 2-1 Loss

CUA Gives Up Late Goal in 2-1 Loss


CUA Gives Up Late Goal in 2-1 Loss
CUA drops to 1-2 in conference play


SCRANTON, Pa. - Catholic University men's soccer lost a tough game to the University of Scranton Royals (6-5-1, 2-2 Landmark) Saturday afternoon in Pennsylvania.  The Cards tied it up in the second half but a late Scranton goal dashed CUA's hopes falling 2-1.  Catholic University is now 5-6 for the season and 1-2 in the Landmark Conference.

Scranton came out and scored right off the bat with a goal just four minutes in.  Brian Picciano received the ball from Gary Racich stationed on the baseline and shot it past CUA keeper Joe Schettino (Easton, Conn./Joel Barlow) to go up 1-0.  The Cardinal defense regrouped and both teams went cold for the remainder of the half making it 1-0 at the break.

In the second half, Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) knotted it at one when he intercepted a defender's pass back to Royals' goalkeeper Brandon Dombrowski and found the back of the net to tie it up.  Once again both defenses took over and it looked like it would be going into overtime but with less than three minutes to play Scranton managed to generate another score.  Tim Logan had a throw in and tossed it into the middle of the box where Racich got a head on it and knocked it into the top corner for the game winner.

Scranton maintained possession for a majority of the game outshooting the Cards 20-8 and taking seven corner kicks to their three.  Schettino was given the loss for the Cards despite nine saves while Dombrowski got the win with four saves on the day.

The Cardinals will travel to Washington College on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. game.