Cardinals' win streak snapped by Mary Washington

Cardinals' win streak snapped by Mary Washington

FREDERICSKBURG, Va. – The CUA men's soccer team saw its three-match win streak come to a close on Thursday afternoon as the Cardinals dropped a tough 2-1 decision versus a strong Mary Washington squad.  CUA (4-3) was leading the Eagles 1-0 in the first half but Mary Washington (4-0-1) scored two straight to snap the Cardinals streak of three straight W's.

The game was tightly contested throughout with CUA totaling eight shots and the Eagles registering seven.  The Cardinals were awarded nine corner kicks, while Mary Washington had only three. 

In goal for CUA Quinn Daly stopped two shots and Mary Washington goalkeeper Hunter Wooten sent back three.

CUA was aggressive from the start, taking the game's first three shots, including one by Ian Smith at the 10:04 mark that found the back of the net to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  Matt Hofrichter assisted on the score as CUA took an early lead.

The next 25 minutes or so featured very few shots until Mary Washington struck at the 36:50 mark when T.L. Tutor sent a shot from the 18-yard line past Daly into the net to even things at one. 

The Cardinals were able to get off one more shot in the half, which came from Brian Maher with under five to play, but Wootten made the save, sending the teams into intermission knotted at one.

The Eagles struck early in the second half when Tutor netted his second score of the afternoon at the 48:57 mark off a Brian Sims feed to make it a 2-1 game. 

CUA continued to apply pressure as it searched for the equalizer, receiving shots from Tyler Bills, Brian Maher and Smith in the next 30 minutes, but the Cardinals were unable to score. 

CUA closes out its four-match road swing on Monday, September 20 when the Cardinals travel to New Jersey to take on Rutgers-Camden.  The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00.