Hamilton Goal Lifts Catholic Past Goucher

Hamilton Goal Lifts Catholic Past Goucher

WASHINGTON – The Catholic University men's soccer team picked up a 1-0 decision over Goucher College in Landmark Conference action on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Towson, Md.

Today's win pushes the team's unbeaten streak to seven, including five straight wins, as Catholic improves to 10-3-2 on the season and 3-0-1 in conference. The Gophers drop 6-6-3, with a 1-2-2 record in the Landmark.

Despite outshooting Goucher 13-to-0 in the first half, Catholic was unable to get on the scoreboard as the Gopher defense held their own as Nicholas Stolarz registered six first-half saves for Goucher.

The Cardinals were constantly on the attack, as they created seven corner kick chances, while only conceding one to Goucher in the first 45 minutes of play.

The teams came out of the intermission looking to break the 0-0 tie, with Catholic continuing to dominate the game and launching several threats on goal.

Catholic finally broke through as Hunter Horvath (Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll) sent in a cross from the left flank into the box for Earl Hamilton (Fort Washington, Md./Gonzaga) who drilled a shot into the corner netting in the 73rd minute.

The score remained as the final seconds ticked off the clock for a 1-0 Catholic win.

Torsten Meuschke (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) picked up his fifth win, which was also his fifth shutout of the season.  Meuschke did not have to make a save for the game as the Cardinal defense was impressive, allowing only three shots, with none on frame. The shutout marks the seventh time this year that the Cardinals have held an opponent scoreless.

The Cardinals return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26 for their final home game of the season at 3:30pm vs. Juniata (11-3-2) in Washington, D.C.

For more information on CUA men's soccer, visit the official athletics website www.cuacardinals.com