WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America women's soccer team outplayed St. Mary's College of Maryland for a 3-0 victory, Wednesday afternoon. The win advances the Cardinals to 8-2 for the 2015 season while the Seahawks drop to 3-5 overall.
Both the Cardinals and Seahawks began their seasons with a training trip in Spain. They crossed paths in Santa Susanna where they shared a practice field for a few days.
Catholic got the game off to a quick start when senior Kirsten Wosleger lobbed the ball down the right side of the field to junior Jennifer Delasco's feet in the 11th minute. Delasco took note that the SCM goal keeper was off her mark and dribbled right around her to fire a shot into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
The Cardinals earned their second goal 30 minutes later when junior Nia Gomez beat the Seahawk's defense down the left side of the field and into the 18-yard box. Gomez slotted a low pass to senior Kelly Henderson, in the middle of the goalie box, who got her foot on the ball and sent it into the goal. The Cards entered the halftime break with a 2-0 lead over the Hawks.
Less than two minutes after the intermission, Catholic notched their third and final goal of the event. Junior Lindsay Aleman dribbled the ball into the six-yard and drew out the St. Mary's keeper. Aleman made a pass to Gomez who tapped the ball between the posts as the Cards went ahead 3-0.
The Cardinals outshot the Seahawks 23-11 during the match and Senior Lexi Halperin made six saves for her second shutout of the year and 22nd of her record holding career.
The Cardinals return to Landmark Conference play on Saturday, October 3 at 1 p.m. versus Moravian College at CUA Soccer Field.