No. 10 Cardinals' Unbeaten Run Ends in Loss to Shoremen

No. 10 Cardinals' Unbeaten Run Ends in Loss to Shoremen

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Catholic University men's soccer team lost its first game since August on Tuesday evening against Washington College in a 2-0 defeat at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium. 

The loss ends a 13-game unbeaten streak for the No. 10 Cardinals (12-2-1, 3-0 LC), and marks the team's first loss on the road this season. The Cards' last defeat came against Gettysburg in a 3-0 match on August 30. 

The Shoremen stunned their visitors with a goal from distance under 30 seconds into the match.  

They doubled their lead in the 42nd minute off a nice give-and-go that made the score 2-0. 

Midfielders Bradley Pierro and Darius Siahpoosh registered the only shots on goal for the Cardinals in the match. Siahpoosh and Philip Meszaros led with three shots each. 

Washington College did not take a corner kick in the contest but outshot the Cards 14-13, including a 7-5 advantage in the first half.

Catholic is averaging more than 2.5 goals per game this season but could not get back into the match with a goal. The last time the Cardinals were shutout was in a double overtime draw with No. 14 Mary Washington on September 18. 

Junior goalkeeper Jack Long made five saves in the loss on seven shots on target. 

The Cardinals compete in Landmark competition on the road against Juniata this weekend. Kickoff on Saturday, October 19 is set for 1 p.m.