Cardinals Draw Sea Gulls in 1-1 Final

Cardinals Draw Sea Gulls in 1-1 Final

WASHINGTON - The Catholic University women's soccer team fought 110 minutes for its second straight draw in a 1-1 match against Salisbury on Sunday afternoon.

Two goals in forty-six seconds saw both sides leave Cardinal Stadium with a draw as the Cardinals now sit at 4-0-2 on the season.

Junior forward Elizabeth Johnson took the only shot for the Cards in a scoreless first half of play. Salisbury struck first in the 55th minute after a loose ball in the box was headed over the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Nina Fernandez and into the net.

Less than a minute later, the Sea Gulls committed a foul in the penalty area on a Catholic cross, resulting in a penalty kick opportunity for the Cardinals.

Johnson stepped up to the spot and made no doubt of the attempt, beating the keeper with her low shot to the right side of the net. The York, Pa. native now leads all of the Landmark Conference with six goals in just six games played.

Neither side could find a winner in the remaining time left in regulation, and the game moved to overtime. Defense dominated the two ten-minute overtime periods, and Catholic and Salisbury combined for just three shots. The Cards outshot the Gulls 9-7 in the whole match.

Fernandez saved three shots on goal in the match. She joined fellow Cards Daniella Montesano, Reagan Sharkey, and Sarah Brush in competing in all 110 minutes of the match.

Catholic's next game is on the road against Eastern Mennonite on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m.  

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