Pierro Scores on Penalty Kick in 3-1 Loss to Salisbury

Pierro Scores on Penalty Kick in 3-1 Loss to Salisbury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University men's soccer team fell to the Salisbury Sea Gulls 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium. 

Junior Bradley Pierro scored a penalty kick attempt in the 75th minute, his second of the season. Salisbury (7-1-1) outshot the Cardinals 13-11.

The two sides went to the halftime break at a 0-0 stalemate, and Catholic (4-3) began the second half with a couple of decent chances.

In the 55th minute, junior Andrew Laurenzano controlled a loose ball at the top of the box, flicked it over the defender in a pass to himself, and shot just left of the goal. A couple minutes later, seniors Aaron Boyle and Brian Galfond teamed up for a nice give-and-go move that let Galfond get a shot from the right of penalty area that went by the keeper but left of the post. 

Salisbury took the lead with goals in the 60th and 64th minute for a 2-0 advantage. 

The Cardinals cut the lead in half ten minutes later when Galfond was fouled in the box as he attempted to get on the end of a cross with a shot. Pierro stepped up to the spot and finished nicely with a shot to the right side of the net to beat the goalkeeper. 

The Gulls added a free-kick goal to put the game away, 3-1. Sophomore goalkeeper Jack Long made five saves in the match. 

Up next for the Cards is another conference battle on the road against the Drew Rangers on Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m.

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