Cardinals Battle to 1-1 Draw on the Road at Hood

Cardinals Battle to 1-1 Draw on the Road at Hood

FREDERICK, Md. - The Catholic University women's soccer team battled to a 1-1 draw at Hood on Tuesday after neither side could find a game-winner after two overtime periods.

The Cardinals (3-2-2) fell behind early, but equalized in the first half off a goal from junior midfielder Maggie Moorcones.

Catholic outshot Hood 32-9 in the contest and took eight corners. 

The hosts opened the scoring in the 13th minute to take a lead, but Catholic brought pressure to the Hood defense, outshooting the Blazers 14-2 in the first half.

Senior midfielder Sarah Brush almost equalized with a free kick that banged off the left woodwork in the 35th minute. Soon after, fellow senior Grace Boras found Moorcones who leveled the score in the 36th minute for her second goal of the season. 

Both squads went into halftime with the match tied at 1-1. 

The Cardinals pressed on in the second half, and Brush came the closest once again. Her header off a corner kick glanced off the crossbar in the 61st minute to keep the game level.  Neither side could find a tiebreaker in a scoreless second half and the match went into overtime. 

Boras almost had the game-winner in the second overtime period, but her point blank effort was denied by Hood keeper Lydia Erickson, who made 12 saves. 

Seniors Elizabeth Johnson and Brush led the offense with seven shots each. 

Junior goalkeeper Nina Fernandez made four saves in the contest to keep Catholic in the game. 

The Cardinals stay on the road for their next match against Mary Washington on Saturday, Sept. 21. Kickoff is slated for noon.


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