No. 21 Cardinals Finish Undefeated Landmark Regular Season

No. 21 Cardinals Finish Undefeated Landmark Regular Season

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - The Catholic University men's soccer team completed a perfect Landmark Conference regular season Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 road win over Elizabethtown. 

The No. 21 Cardinals (16-2-1) came out on top thanks to goals from senior Andrew Laurenzano and sophomore Ben Alexander to finish league play with a 7-0 record, marking the team's first perfect Landmark season in program history. 

Catholic outshot the Blue Jays (10-5-2, 4-2-1 LC) 13-7 in the contest, and took the lead in the 20th minute. 

Sophomore midfielder Darius Siahpoosh found Laurenzano, whose shot went into the top right corner for the game's first goal. Siahpoosh's eighth assist makes him the league leader in helpers on the season.

Alexander found the back of the net with a goal in the 75th minute to put the match away. Adam Melendez assisted on the striker's 13th goal of the year, the best in the Landmark.

Siahpoosh led the offense with five shots, three on target, but two goals was plenty for the team's fourth shutout win in a row.  

Junior goalkeeper Jack Long made three saves in the shutout victory, his 12th of the season. The Cardinals' defense earned its 13th clean sheet of the year, a mark that leads the conference. 

The only other undefeated league season came in 2011 when Catholic went 6-0-1 when the Cardinals later fell in the conference championship to Merchant Marine, 1-0.

The Cardinals confirmed their top seed in the Landmark Conference tournament that begins Tuesday. Catholic will host fourth-seeded Moravian for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Carlini Field.