WASHINGOTN – For the sixth-straight season The Catholic University of America field hockey team is playing for the Landmark Championship. The No. 19 Cardinals, the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, play at top-seeded Elizabethtown, Saturday at 2 p.m.
CUA is back in the title game a thrilling upset in the Landmark Semifinals at Juniata on Wednesday. After a two scoreless overtime periods, the Cards advanced past the Eagles, winning a penalty shootout, 3-1.
Catholic is amongst the national leaders in several statistical categories this season. The Cardinals are 12th in the country with a 0.97 goals against average, 10th in save percentage (.851), 17th in scoring margin (2.26) and 10th in shutouts per game (0.50).
Individually, junior goalkeeper Analisa Scott ranks in the top-25 in the country with a 1.16 goals against average (22nd) and an .833 save percentage (17th).
On the offensive side of the ball, sophomore Rachel Day leads the Cards and and is third in the Landmark with 14 goals. Her 34 total points also pace CUA and rank fourth in the league.
On the year, 15 different Cardinals have found the back of the cage.
Elizabethtown (11-6, 6-1) is in the championship thanks a 2-0 win over Scranton. The Blue Jays edged Catholic 3-2 in overtime in the two team's matchup on September 26.
Etown leads the Landmark and ranks 20th nationally with 8.94 goals per game. Forward Alyssa Aichele is 12th in the country and second in the league, averaging 1.2 goals per game.
Live stats and video are available for the title game at the links above.