WASHINGTON- The Catholic University of American women's lacrosse team took a whopping 19-5 win over the Goucher Gophers on Wednesday in Towson, Md., extending their Landmark streak to four.
The Cardinals saw 13 scorers on the day, totaling 33 shots to the Gopher's 14. Sophomore Alexis Bosilovic and senior Lindsay Brophy started the Cardinals off with two goals in the first, before the Gophers scored their only goal of the half. Brophy went on to score her second later in the first half, leaving her with two goals and a total of six assists on the day.
Catholic senior Maddie Wilson reeled in three consecutive goals, adding one assist. Bosilovic scored her second of the day before the half, along with sophomores Clair Schmitzer, Erin Macchione, and Ana Brandenburg. Senior defender Caroline DiBartolomeo notched one goal for the Cardinals while sophomore Anna Stumme scored two goals in the first half, leaving the Cardinals ahead 13-1 at halftime.
The Cardinals were not finished yet. Jenna Van Middelem came out hard at the start of the second half with a goal just three minutes into play. Sophomore Laura Dunn recorded two goals on the day for Catholic in the second half. Freshman Nicolette Crisalli, Marisa Opalinski, and Sarah Washington each notched one for the Cardinals, leaving the team's total at 19 goals on the day against the Gophers.
Senior goalie Tricia Pehnke started in goal for the Cardinals, making three saves. Junior goalie Brittnee Frizol finished out the latter half of the game, making one save. The Cardinals completed 13 out of 14 clear attempts and completed on four out of five attempted free positions. In addition, Catholic controlled the midfield with 31 total ground balls to Goucher's 15.
The Cardinals now hold a 10-3 season record, and are now 4-0 in the Landmark Conference. Catholic will host Merchant Marine on Saturday, April 18, for a 12:00 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium.
Written by Colleen Loftus, Athletic Communications Student Assistant