CUA picks up third win of 2010 with 1-0 shutout over Marymount

CUA picks up third win of 2010 with 1-0 shutout over Marymount

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – CUA blanked its second straight opponent on Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals downed Marymount 1-0 on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College.  Kevin Duffy scored the game-winner for CUA in the 18th minute as the Cardinals improve to 3-2 on the season and drop the Saints to 1-3.

CUA dominated the game statistically, as it out shot its counterparts 18-4 and had five corner kicks to Marymount’s two.  “We had plenty of chances today,” Cardinals head coach Travis Beauchamp said.  “We just didn’t capitalize on them and that’s something we need to improve in.  We need to put together our first full game.”

Quinn Daly earned the win in goal for the Cardinals as he stopped one shot in 90 minutes of action, while Saints goalkeeper William Brahmstadt was tested all game long and sent back seven CUA shots.

CUA unleashed five of the game’s first seven shots in the opening 17 minutes, but was unable to get on the board until Duffy took a pass from Alex Sagastume and found the back of the net at the 17:22 mark. 

The Cardinals kept the pressure on totaling four more shots in the half including a header by Mike Brennan that Brahmstadt saved, but CUA was forced to take the 1-0 lead into halftime.

The second half featured more of the same as CUA out shot the Saints 8-2, but the score remained 1-0 in favor of the Cardinals.  CUA’s defense was once again up to the task of shutting its opponent down though, as the Cardinals limited Marymount’s opportunities and earned their second straight shutout victory.

“Our defense has done well these last two games,” Beauchamp said.  “Anytime you can hold teams to no goals in 180 minutes, you’re doing something right.”  He continued, “We continued to get some quality play from our freshmen today, we’re just going to have to play better tomorrow if we want the type of result we’re looking for.”   

CUA closes out action in Virginia on Sunday with a match versus host Hampden-Sydney beginning at 2:30.  “We need to own the ball,” Beauchamp said as he looked ahead to the Cardinals matchup versus the Tigers.  “We have to possess it.  We had a good number of chances today and we’ll have to take advantage of those chances and bury them tomorrow if we want to be successful.”