Cardinals Fall in Landmark Conference Semifinal

Cardinals Fall in Landmark Conference Semifinal


Cardinals Fall in Landmark Conference Semifinal
Moravian advances to championship in 2-0 victory


WASHINGTON - The Catholic University women's soccer team was eliminated from the Landmark Conference tournament Wednesday afternoon with a 2-0 loss to the Moravian Greyhounds (15-4-1) in Pennsylvania.  The Cardinals drop to 10-3-4 on the season and will wait to see if they receive a bid to the East Coast Athletic Conference tournament next week.

The second-seeded Greyhounds scored both their goals early in the game forcing the Cardinals to play down almost the entire contest.  Jill Newswanger scored their first in the eight minute when a corner kick from Allison Solomita landed next to her feet and she tapped it in for the score.  The second goal came in the 34th minute off of a penalty kick due to a foul in the box.  Tracy Fitzpatrick connected on the shot past keeper Tere Rossi (Annandale, Va./Falls Church) to go up by two at the break.

The Cards fought back in the second half and the game continued to be rough.  The squads were evenly matched and despite four shots on goal, CUA couldn't find the back of the net resulting in a 2-0 final.

The Cardinals had ten shots in the game and the Greyhounds had nine.  For corner kicks Moravian held a slight 5-4 advantage.  Rossi was given the loss and tallied three saves for the game while Caitlin Corrigan was credited with the win and four saves.

The third-seeded Cardinals will now wait and see if they receive an invitation in the ECAC post season tournament.