Cardinals Record First-Ever Road Win Over Moravian

Photo by Justin Walker
Photo by Justin Walker

Bethlehem, Pa. - With a 4-2 win The Catholic University of America women's soccer team earned their first victory over Moravian College on the road in Landmark Conference history. 

The win advances the Cards to a three-game win streak and improves their record to 8-1-2 (2-0 Landmark), the Greyhounds drop to 6-5 on the year (1-1 in the conference).

The Cardinals came out aggressively in the first half outshooting the Greyhounds 7-3. 

The Cards struck first with minute junior Kirsten Wosleger crossing a ball to Alexis Garcia, who was able to tap it inside the left post for a first half 1-0 lead at the 31st minute.

Catholic kicked off the second half with two consecutive goals. The first of the two goals came from Nia Gomez, who found the right side of the goal on a pass from Garcia at the 55th minute. Two minutes later Lindsay Aleman sent a shot over the Moravian goalkeeper from 18-yards out.

Moravian responded with two back-to-back goals to come within one for a score of 3-2 at the 62nd minute mark.

The rally did not last long, as Wosleger slammed the ball into the back of the net off a cross from Kiersten Gault for the 4-2 win at the 86th minute.

"Our girls were ready today. We enjoyed a good week of training and everyone was focused on getting three more points in the conference standings. I'm really proud of the execution around the goal as we had four different goal scorers. Our midfield controlled things for long stretches of time and I felt that our defenders really played well. Now we did make two bad errors in a matter of five minutes that made the game interesting, but we never quit and got things back on track with the fourth goal."  said CUA Head Women's Soccer Coach J.P. Sousa.

The Cardinals outshot the Greyhounds 20-10 with Wosleger, Gomez, and Andrea Jablonskyj taking three shots apiece.

The CUA women's soccer team will host Rutgers-Camden on Tuesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. at CUA Soccer Field.