Cardinal Women Get Past the Pride


Cardinal Women Get Past the Pride
Seward scores three goals


WASHINGTON - The Catholic University women's lacrosse team (2-1) won its home opener Sunday afternoon 11-7 over the Greensboro College Pride (2-1).  This was the first home game for new head coach Meghan O'Connor McDonogh and the first official contest the team has played on the newly installed FieldTurf.

CUA jumped out to a quick lead thanks to a pair of goals by Jessie Euler (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) and Courtney Murray (Langhorne, Pa./Villa Joseph Maria).  Greensboro managed one score before CUA went on a 4-0 run before the Pride put one away as the first half ran out.  At the break it was 6-2.

In the second half, Greensboro came out fired up and it looked as if they could get right back in the game that's two a goal less than ten minutes in.  Freshman Kate Robinson (Emmitsburg, Md./Catoctin) scored at 23:16 but the Pride went on a 3-0 run making the score 8-6.  Murray scored her second goal of the day at 9:02 to give the Cards some breathing room and CUA was victorious the final, 11-7.

The Cardinals outshot Greensboro 34-13 and had 37 ground balls to the Pride's 25.  Jackie Seward (Freehold, N.J./St. John Vianney) led all scorers with three goals while Robinson had two and an assist.  

The Cards will be back in action this Tuesday at home against St. Mary's at 4:00 p.m.