Cardinals Down Maroons, Continue Unbeaten Start to Season

Cardinals Down Maroons, Continue Unbeaten Start to Season

LEESBURG, Va. — The Catholic University men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to three on Thursday night with a 2-0 victory over Roanoke at Segra Field in Leesburg, Va.

Junior midfielder Gordie Bernlohr continued his hot start to the campaign, netting in his third-straight match. After each team exchanged efforts toward goal in the opening minutes, Catholic found the breakthrough in the 13th minute as Domenic Caltabiano served to the Bernlohr for his third goal of the season.

The Cardinals continued to turn the screw, firing the next three shots toward the Roanoke goal. Darius Siahpoosh went close in the 23rd minute, when his strike rang off the left post and out.

He would not be denied, however, and found the net just two minutes later to double the Catholic advantage. This time, Bernlohr turned provider, registering the assist on the Siahpoosh's tally.

Siahpoosh gave the Roanoke defense nightmares throughout the evening, firing a game-high five shots, three of which were on target.

Owen Maher and Maximilian Penczar played the entire match in defense, holding the Maroons to just one shot on target, and none in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Austin Coron earned his first clean sheet of the season in his second start.

Bernlohr and Siahpoosh have each netted three goals in the opening three matches for Catholic, while Caltabiano has provided three assists.

Tonight's neutral site contest was played at Segra Field, a 5,000-seat stadium that opened in 2019 and plays host to National Women's Soccer League side Washington Spirit and United Soccer League side Loudoun United.

Catholic has outscored opponents by an aggregate score of 8-1 in its first three matches, winning two and drawing one, against nationally-ranked Montclair State.

Travis Beauchamp's side now faces a quick turnaround, as it will host Gettysburg in less than 48 hours. The Cardinals will look to stretch their unbeaten start to four as they welcome the Bullets to Carlini Field on Saturday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff.