PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - For a second consecutive afternoon, the Catholic University men's soccer team won a match by a score of 7-0. The Cardinals repeated the sequence Sunday to close out the SJC Invitational with a seven goal win over St. Joseph's College Brooklyn.
Catholic (3-1) continued its offensive onslaught and outshot the Bears 26-5 in the match. The scoring started just after five minutes had passed.
Laurenzano again made an impact a couple minutes later when his cross found the feet of Ben Alexander, who scored to put Catholic up 2-0 in the 8th minute. After two yesterday, the sophomore forward kept the pace with his team-leading third goal.
Siahpoosh got on the end of another impressive string of passes in the 19th minute to connect for his second goal of the day. The midfield duo of Nelson Zimmerman and Mason Reinhart aided with the assist.
Less than three minutes later, Alexander chipped a pass in behind the defense to Paul Egan, who got around the goalkeeper and scored to put the Cardinals up 4-0. The sophomore midfielder's first goal of the season extended Catholic's lead in the 22nd minute.
Catholic added two more goals to its 5-0 halftime lead, both courtesy of sophomore midfielder Adam Melendez. His first two career goals came in the 48th and 86th minutes, with the first assisted by Philip Meszaros.
Freshman goalkeeper Troy Young got his first collegiate start in the contest and was replaced in the second half by fellow freshman keeper Austin Coron. Coron made two saves in the second half to preserve the shutout.
Catholic has outscored its opponents 16-0 in the three match win streak.
The Cardinals' next match comes Wednesday, September 11 at home against Randolph Macon. Kickoff at Carlini Field is set for 4 p.m.