Catholic Unable to Overcome Stevenson, Ending in 0-0 Draw

Catholic Unable to Overcome Stevenson, Ending in 0-0 Draw

written by Colleen Loftus, communications student assistant

WASHINGTON- The Catholic University of America women's soccer team came up scoreless against the Mustangs of Stevenson University on Wednesday, as the game ended in a draw after two overtimes in Owings Mills, Md.

The Cardinals dominated offensively in the first half, sending five shots to their opponent's goal in comparison to the Mustang's two. Both of Stevenson's shots were saved by starting Catholic goalie, junior Lexi Halperin. Making her seventh start for CUA, Halperin went on to snag four shots in the second half, shutting out the Mustangs in the total 110:00 minutes.

The second half brought five more shots for the Cards, but still no goals for either team. The game went into its first ten-minute overtime scoreless, and produced one corner kick for the Mustangs. The second overtime came and went with one Catholic corner, as neither team managed to connect into the goal. The score read 0-0, as the Cardinals left the field with their second tie of the season.

While none of the shots made their way into the net, several Lady Cards stood out offensively. Junior Kirsten Wosleger took three shots, with two shots on goal in regulation time. Senior Kaylre Greaves and sophomore Alyssa Fiore both made two shots in Mustang territory.

Catholic now holds a 5-0-2 record, and will host Salisbury on Saturday, September 20, at 3:30 p.m. on the CUA Soccer Field.

Notes: J.P. Sousa coached his 200th game tonight.  The Cardinals entered the contest ranked No. 7 in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the NSCAA.