#12 Cardinals Break Away from #17 Mary Washington

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. 17th-ranked Mary Washington team fell to 12th-ranked Catholic University on Monday at the Battleground. The Eagles fall to 7-5 on the season.

The Eagles jumped out to a 3-1 lead, as junior All-American Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Lutheran) scored two goals to open the game, and Allie Kimmelman (Burke, Va., Robinson) added another with 12:59 left in the first half. The Cardinals scored the next four goals to take a 5-3 lead with less than four minutes left in the half.

The Eagles were able to pull even before halftime, as Kimmelman scored with 1:04 left, and Keller Torrey (Roswell, Ga., Centennial) added another with 35 seconds remaining. The score stood at 5-5 at intermission.

The Cardinals scored the first three goals of the second half to take the lead for good. Lauren Callison (Stevensville, Md., Kent Island) and Torrey each scored to cut the deficit to 8-7 with 20:15 left. The Cardinals scored the next four goals to put the game away. Kimmelman scored the game's final goal with 9:01 remaining.

Catholic led in shots, 31-21, and in ground balls, 27-21. Junior goalie Danielle Guigli (Wellesley, Mass., Wellesley) had eight saves in the Eagle goal.

Mary Washington will host Marymount University on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. No. 12 CUA ran its win streak to four games with a 12-8 win at No. 17 Mary Washington (7-5) on Monday afternoon. The Cardinals (5-1) scored seven second half goals to snap a 5-5 halftime tie and earn their second win over a nationally ranked opponent. Mary Swarthout led CUA with five goals, all coming in the second half.

Mary Washington led 2-0 after ten minutes had gone by before Kate Robinson got CUA on the board with a goal 17:22 before halftime. An Allie Kimmelman score then made it 3-1 in favor of the Eagles, but the Cardinals responded with four straight goals to surge in front 5-3.

Mary Robinson scored three times and Meghan Brady found the back of the net once during CUA's 4-0 run.

Kimmelman and Keller Torrey added a pair of scores in the final 1:04 of the half though, sending the teams into intermission knotted at five.

Swarthout got on the board for the first time with a goal 5:11 into the second half and Mary Robinson soon followed with her fourth score of the day as CUA grabbed a 7-5 advantage.

Swarthout then put CUA in front by three with her second goal of the day with 22:25 left to play.

Two straight scores by the Eagles made it an 8-7 game with just over 20 minutes remaining, but Swarthout found the back of the net with 19:52 on the clock and CUA's lead was once again two.

In a span of 1:04 Brady and Swarthout scored back-to-back goals to make it 11-7 Cardinals, and Swarthout then added another goal, this one coming off an assist from Kate Robinson with 9:14 to play, and the lead was five.

Kimmelman scored what proved to be the game's final goal with 9:01 remaining and CUA held Mary Washington off the board for the remainder of the contest to seal its fifth win of the year.

CUA took ten more shots than the Eagles, 31-21, and scooped up 27 ground balls to Mary Washington's 21.

Swarthout led the Cardinals with five ground balls, while Meghan Murray picked up four. Kate Robinson caused a team-high four turnovers and Brady and Swarthout caused two apiece.

Gabby Sena played all 60 minutes in goal for the Cardinals and turned back nine shots, including six in the first half and three CUA players, Katie Buonpastore, Swarthout and Lindsay Davenport handed out two assists. Taylor Parker led the home team with five ground balls and five different Eagles caused two turnovers each. Dani Guigll stopped eight shots in goal and also picked up three GBs.

On Thursday CUA will host nationally ranked Middlebury inside Cardinal Stadium. It is CUA's Lax 4 Life game and start time is slated for 5:00 p.m.


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