Fredricksburg, Va. - The Catholic University of America women's soccer team notched their sixth win of the season with a 4-1 victory over the University of Mary Washington on Tuesday evening. The win advances the Cardinals overall record to 6-2 while the Eagles drop to 5-4 in 2015.
Catholic literally kicked off the game with a goal in the first 35 seconds of play when junior Jennifer Delasco took a centering pass from senior Kirsten Wosleger from the left side and tucked the ball in the back of the net for the early 1-0 lead. The Cards earned their second goal in the 36th minute when Ava Brown knocked the ball to Jillian Sudo who sent a high shot over the UMW goalkeeper's head from 20 yards out near the right sideline.
CUA nearly scored a third goal before intermission when they were awarded a free kick from the top of the penalty box with one minute left in the first half. Senior Kelly Henderson took the kick that clanged off the crossbar, sending the Cardinals into the break ahead 2-0.
Mary Washington attempted to climb back into the game in the 56th minute when Marissa Maderas snuck the ball past CUA senior goalkeeper Lexi Halperin from a tight angle to cut the lead in half at 2-1. Catholic answered quickly with back-to-back goals from Lindsey Aleman in the 63rd and 64th minutes to complete the 4-1 victory. The first goal was assisted by junior Alyssa Fiore, who flicked the ball with her head into space for Aleman to blast in the back of the net, while the second assist came off the foot off sophomore Andrea Jablonskyj.
Henderson lead Catholic's offensive efforts with three shots on goal, five shots total. Haplerin earned her sixth win of the season and made one save. Aleman notched her 9th and 10th goals of 2015, which are also the 29th and 30th goals of her college career.
The Cardinals open Landmark Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Elizabethtown, Pa., when they take on the Blue Jays at 1:00 p.m.
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November 18, 2015 63 CUA Student-Athletes Earn Landmark Fall Honor Roll Accolades
November 17, 2015 Landmark Conference Announces Fall All-Sportsmanship Team
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November 14, 2015 Catholic Advances After 1-0 Victory Over No. 19 Ithaca
November 11, 2015 Aleman, Pisk, Sousa Garner Landmark Major Awards
November 9, 2015 Catholic Set to Face Ithaca in NCAA Opening Round
November 7, 2015 BACK-TO-BACK, Cardinals Reclaim Landmark Conference Title
November 6, 2015 Road to the Crown, Cardinals Play for Second Consecutive Title
November 4, 2015 Aleman Scores Hat Trick, Cardinals Advance to Landmark Finals
November 2, 2015 Pisk Selected to Athlete of the Week List
October 31, 2015 Cardinals Down Eagles, Finish Season Undefeated in Landmark
October 29, 2015 Madden, Wosleger Receive Academic Recognition
October 24, 2015 Cardinals Top Crusaders, Clinch No. 1 Conference Seed
October 19, 2015 Aleman, Brown Earn Conference Honors
October 17, 2015 Aleman Scores in 107th Minute, Cardinals Top Scranton 3-2
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October 14, 2015 Women’s Soccer Downs Goucher in 5-1 Conference Triumph
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September 30, 2015 Cardinals Shutout Seahawks, 3-0
September 28, 2015 Sudo Earns Landmark Honors
September 26, 2015 Cardinals Victorious Over Blue Jays in Conference Opener
September 22, 2015 Catholic Defeats Mary Washington, 4-1
September 19, 2015 Cardinals Fall, 3-1, to Seagulls
September 16, 2015 Catholic Takes Down Stevenson, 3-2
September 13, 2015 Cardinals Top Marymount, Earn Third Shutout
September 12, 2015 D.C. Classic Moved to Cardinal Stadium
September 12, 2015 Cardinals Blank Wildcats, Halperin Breaks Program Record
September 8, 2015 Aleman Selected as Landmark Athlete of the Week
September 6, 2015 No. 15 Misericordia Blanks Cardinals 4-0
September 5, 2015 Cardinals Earn 2-1 Victory over Cyclones
September 1, 2015 Cardinals Open Season with 7-0 Shutout
August 18, 2015 Women’s Soccer Voted First in Landmark Conference Preseason Poll
August 7, 2015 Women's Soccer Travels to Spain
June 5, 2015 Women's Soccer Announces 2015 Slate