Cardinals Battle for Scoreless Draw Against Mustangs

Cardinals Battle for Scoreless Draw Against Mustangs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two halves and two overtime periods did not produce a winner Wednesday night as the Catholic University women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Stevenson at Carlini Field. 

As a team, the Cards took 34 shots to the Mustangs' 10. They threatened in the second half period, outshooting Stevenson 19-5. 

Senior defender Mackenzie Earley started a flurry of chances for the hosts in the second half, with a deep shot that was tipped over the bar for a corner kick. The ensuing corner resulted in a saved shot from Alexa Adelmann and then a team save on the goal line off a shot from Bridget Buckley.

Another close chance came in the 66th minute when Elizabeth Johnson put a ball through to the speedy Grace Boras for a one-on-one chance against the Stevenson keeper. Boras won the race to the ball, was tripped in the penalty box and drew a foul, but was eventually ruled offsides to negate the penalty kick opportunity. 

Junior goalkeeper Nina Fernandez made four saves in the 0-0 contest. 

Fernandez joined fellow Cardinals Earley, Halle Green, and Taylor Porcello in competing in all 110 minutes of action in the match. 

Johnson could not beat the opposing goalkeeper with any of her seven shots. Krista Boretti and Buckley also led the offense with six and five shots, respectively.

The last seven meetings between the two teams have been decided by one goal or less, including three ties.

The contest is a replica of the match played one year ago, in which the Cardinals tied the Mustangs in Owings Mills, Md. 0-0 after two overtimes on September 12, 2018. 

Catholic travels to take on Salisbury this Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m.