Cardinals Soar Over Rangers, 6-1

Cardinals Soar Over Rangers, 6-1

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America women’s soccer team captured an outstanding 6-1 victory over Landmark opponent Drew University on Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals’ offense saw four goals scorers during the event with freshman Maggie Moorcones and sophomore Elizabeth Johnson each collecting two.Senior Andrea Jablonskyj and freshman Meghan Corso each scored one.

Moorcones struck first, in the 35th minute, when she got her foot on a bobbled save from the Ranger’s keeper and pushing the ball inside the net to take the 1-0 lead.

Catholic converted its second goal just six minutes later after being awarded a penalty kick which Johnson stuffed inside the back right post.

The Cardinals advanced their lead to 4-0 with back-to-back strikes in the 61st minutes. Jablonskyj scored first as she floated the ball over the goalie’s head from the top of the box followed by Moorcones who got her foot on her second ricocheted save of the day.

Trailing 4-0 the Rangers earned their score at the 63:29 mark but the Cardinals continued to dominate the field as Corso one-touched a misplayed ball by the Rangers defense into the back of the net (5-1) at the 64:26 mark.

As time neared 90-minutes, sophomore Grace Boras took the ball down the right side to set up Catholic’s final shot of the event. Boras slotted the ball to Johnson outside box who then fired a shot into the far-left corner with just four seconds remaining on the clock.

Catholic senior goalie Ally Marcello made two saves during the weekend event and earned her sixth win of the year.

Prior to the match Marcello and Jablonskyj and their classmates Alexa Povelaitis, Kate Thompson and Riley Hawblitzel were honored for their four seasons of dedication to Catholic University Women’s Soccer.

With the win, the Cardinals clinch a spot in Landmark postseason play beginning on Wednesday, November 1. They will wrap up the regular season on the road against Landmark foe the University of Scranton on Saturday, October 28, at 1 p.m.

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