Salisbury, Md. - The Catholic University of America women's soccer team fell to Salisbury University, 3-1, at the SU Soccer Complex on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Cardinals to 5-2 in the season while the Seagulls move to 5-2, similarly.
Catholic came out strong, opening the game with a goal in the first 13 minutes of play. The Salisbury keeper looked to clear the ball but junior Lindsay Aleman got her foot on it. Aleman took note that the SU goalie was off her mark and ripped a shot into the net for a 1-0 lead.
The Cardinals remained in control of the game until the Seagulls took a shot in the 40th minute that snuck past senior goalkeeper Lexi Halperin, tying the game at one before the halftime break.
Five minutes into the second half SU grabbed their go-head goal. With a 2-1 lead the Gulls were awarded a penalty kick in the 75th minutes and were able to notch an insurance goal, leading to a 3-1 final score.
The Cards were outshot just 14-11 and Aleman led the efforts of the CUA offense taking six shots with three on goal. Halperin made six saves throughout the game.
The Cards will travel to Fredricksburg, Va., to take on the University of Mary Washington Tuesday, Sept., 23, at 4:30 p.m.