No. 5 Gettysburg Tops Catholic 19-10

No. 5 Gettysburg Tops Catholic 19-10

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University women's lacrosse team dropped its final non-conference game of the season to No. 5 Gettysburg, 19-10 inside Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Theresa Ciletti lead the Cardinals with four goals and an assist, while Jenna Van Middelem added two goals. Adair Douglas and Tori Neill each caused two turnovers on the defensive end.

Gettysburg was efficient on free position shots, scoring five of their first six goals from the 8-meter, and going 8-of-10 for the game. Kelsey Markiewicz scored first for the visitors at 28:51 off of a free position.

Three minutes later, Jenna Van Middelem answered to tie things up on CUA's first free position attempt. From that point, the Bullets scored six unanswered goals to push the lead to 7-1 by the 18:18 mark.

Ciletti came in off the bench and scored back-to-back unassisted goals to cut the margin to four at 7-3 with 9:17 left to play.

The Bullets scored three goals to go up 10-3, before Madeline Wilson found the back of the net with 3:37 left to take a 10-4 halftime score.

Gettysburg opened up the second half with a goal at 26:47. Ciletti was fouled and scored her third goal of the game from a free position chance at just 30 seconds later.

The Bullets answered back with two more goals each time the Cardinals scored and pushed the score to 15-7.

With just under 11 minutes to play Gettysburg went up by 10 goals however the Cardinals fought back to the final 19-10 score on goals from Caroline DiBartolomeo and Clair Schmitzer.

Yasmeen Ajdari recorded three saves in 26:23 minutes before Tricia Pehnke came in for the remainder of the game and turned away five Gettysburg shots.

For the game, Gettysburg owned a 23-8 advantage in draw controls, as Bridget Kenny had 11 by herself. The Bullets also controlled the ground balls 25-15 and outshot the Cardinals 36-21.

The Cardinals return to action on Thursday, April 24 when they travel to Landmark newcomer, Elizabethtown, for a showdown at 4:00 p.m.