Newport News, Va. – It was a battle of nationally-ranked teams on Monday afternoon at Captains Field as The Catholic University of America field hockey team took on Christopher Newport. The No. 18 Cardinals held the Captains to just a single goal, but No. 13 CNU was able to keep CUA off the scoreboard for the 1-0 win.
Junior goalkeeper Analisa Scott was strong in the cage for the Cardinals, making eight saves while facing 16 shots and 10 penalty corner, nine of which came in the first half.
The lone goal of the match came in the 34th minute as the ball was played into traffic in front of the CUA cage and found the stick of Christopher Newport's Brittan Muir.
Rookie forward Molly Crowley, who scored two goals in each of Catholic's two matches last week, led the Cards again with two shots in the match, putting one on goal.
Reigning Landmark Defensive Athlete of the Week Marisa Martinelli had a chance to tie up with just 11 minutes to go, but her shot was stopped by Captains keeper Lien Balley, who made one of her four saves in the game.
The goal given up by Catholic was just its second in the month of October as it was the first loss for the Cardinals in six games.
CUA gets back to Landmark play this weekend, traveling to Susquehanna on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.