WASHINGTON, D.C. - Catholic University women's soccer freshman Elizabeth Gorman scored the only goal of the game less than three minutes into the second half to lead the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over defending Landmark Conference champion Susquehanna Saturday at Carlini Field.
Catholic (6-5-2, 2-1-0 LC) posted its fourth-straight shutout at home, extending its shutout streak to 419:50. The team is 3-0-1 during that span and has outscored its opponents, 7-0.
After a scoreless first half in which the Cardinals outshot the first-place River Hawks, 9-6, Gorman netted her second goal of the season off an assist from junior Bridget Buckley in the 48th minute.
Despite missing the last two games to injury, junior Nina Fernandez returned to post her fourth shutout of the season and ninth of her career, stopping one shot in each half to earn the victory.
The win exercised some frustration for the Cards who improved their record to 3-2 in games decided by one goal this season. Entering today, the team was winless in its last five meetings against Susquehanna, posting an 0-3-2 record since 2016 which included two one-goal losses and two scoreless draws.
Catholic returns to action on Wednesday as it welcomes Goucher to Carlini Field for a Landmark Conference contest beginning at 7 p.m.