Madison N.J. – The Catholic University of America women's soccer team outshot Drew University 23-4 for a 4-0 victory at Ranger Stadium in Landmark Conference play.
The win improves the Cardinals to 9-1-2 overall and 3-0-0 in the conference while the Rangers fall to 4-8-0 overall (1-2 Landmark).
The CUA offense came out strong in the first half taking 16 shots, while Drew took a mere one. Drew's goalie Sara Nash was able to make eight stops in the half.
In the 34th minute the Cardinals gained a corner kick opportunity to take the lead. Ava Brown inbounded the ball and Jennifer Delasco followed up with a low shot that made its way through the Ranger defense and pass Nash for a 1-0 lead.
Less than five minutes later Catholic took a 2-0 lead, as Kirsten Wosleger brought the ball down the field and blasted over the goalie's head.
The Rangers tried to rally back making a goalie change in the second half, but the Cardinals maintained their strength. At the 58th minute, Wosleger delivered the ball back to Nia Gomez who placed it in the back right side of the net.
With a 3-0 lead the Catholic defense remained strong, while Drew attempted to get on the board. Just 11 seconds remained in the game when Andrea Jablonskyj fired a shot from the top corner of the penalty box into the right side of the goal to make the final score 4-0.
The Catholic defense held Drew to four shots in the full 90 minutes. Drew's only shot on goal was a header off a corner kick saved by Lexi Halperin.
"Everyone is very happy with this win. It was a solid performance all around. We got four different goal scorers and controlled a lot of the possession. This is the result we wanted against the defending conference champs," said head coach J.P. Sousa.
The CUA women's soccer team travels to Goucher College on Wednesday, October 15 for another Landmark Conference Game. The game will be played in Towson, Md., at Beldon Field at 7:00 p.m.
Notes: The Cardinals entered the game ranked No. 5 in this past week's Mid Atlantic Region poll released by the NSCAA. It was also the team's first-ever road win at Drew in the history of the Landmark Conference.