Catholic Blanks Washington Adventist 10-0

Catholic Blanks Washington Adventist 10-0

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America women's soccer team continued their winning streak with a 10-0 non-conference win over The Washington Adventist Shock, of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

With the win Catholic improves to a 13-1-2 record on the season, while Washington Adventist falls to 2-8-0.

Lindsey Aleman started the Cardinals scoring run with a goal in the 2nd minute of play. Her first attempt rebounded off the left post right back to her foot for a successful second attempt.

Two minutes later after a Catholic corner kick, Alexa Tsaganos shifted the ball to Kaylre Greaves who slotted it into the goal making the score 2-0.

Greaves helped put another point on the board for the Cards in the 15th minute. She crossed the ball in front of the Shock goalkeeper to connect with Kirsten Wosleger who tapped it inside the right post.

The next two goals for CUA came within a minute of each other at the 15:26 and 16:24 minute marks. The first came from Andrea Jablonskyj with an unassisted open shot into the net. The second goal was from Aleman on a cross from Wosleger inside the penalty box.

The final Catholic goal of the first half was made in the 27th minute when the Washington Adventist keeper tried to gain possession of the ball in the air, Nia Gomez leaped up to get her head on it and stuck it inside the left post.

The scoreboard read 6-0 in favor of the Cardinals heading into the halftime intermission.

Gomez kicked off the second half with another goal for Catholic, after a give and go play heading down the left side of the field. She passed the ball to Kiersten Gault, who made her way into the 18 yard box. Gault sent it right back to Gomez for a perfect shot into the back of the net.

Gault took an attempt in the 76th minute and drew the Shock goalkeeper off the goal line. The shot rebounded back giving Aleman an open goal opportunity to earn herself a hat-trick and advance the Cards to an 8-0 lead.

With just over nine minutes to play Gomez received a pass from Aleman and found the back of the net. The goal gave Gomez her first career hat-trick at CUA.

The Cards final goal of the competition came when Nicole Appet played the ball down the left side of the field to Wosleger, who fired it past the keeper to end the match 10-0.

Cardinal goalkeeper Amy-Lynn Friel made her first start of the 2014 season and third career start. After the halftime break freshman, Ally Marcello stepped into the net for her first intercollegiate appearance. Both keepers each recorded a save in the game and kept the Shock scoreless for Catholic's ninth shutout of the season.

The Catholic women's soccer team will host Juniata College for their final game of the season on Saturday, November 1 at 3:30 p.m. at CUA Soccer Field in Washington D.C.

Notes: The CUA women's soccer team has moved up to No. 4 this week in the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Poll after spending the last four weeks in the No. 5 spot.