By Neil Kavanaugh
Soccer Blanks Washington
The Catholic University men’s soccer team hosted Washington College for a Wednesday afternoon game last week. The die-hard soccer fans turned up to watch a little bit of European football. The Cardinals returned the favor, giving the crowd a nailbiter of a show. Catholic University controlled the game by maintaining possession for the majority of the match. Washington College was outshot 23-1 in regulation. Although the Cardinals had such an advantage in shooting, they struggled to find the back of Washington’s net. Junior Andrew Laurenzano led Catholic University with 5 shots. Washington College’s one shot on goal came from a corner kick opportunity. The game went into overtime, marking the second straight time that the Cardinals have a match taken to extra time. The overtime decision was short lived. Freshman Paul Egan scored the first goal of his career in the 99th minute of the match to pull the Cardinals ahead of Washington College. Defensemen Mitchell Ford, Ryan Kennedy, and Mike Narzikul all played over 90 minutes of lockdown soccer to maintain control of the game. Sophomore Jack Long saved the one shot he faced. The Cardinal’s next match is a home Landmark Conference matchup on Saturday, October 13th against Juniata at 1 p.m.
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Catholic University Rows into First Place
Men’s and women’s rowing both had successful regattas on Sunday, October 14 at the Occoquan Chase in Fairfax Station, VA. The men’s rowing team competed in the novice eights race for the first time in 24 years. The crew raced Virginia Tech, finishing in first with a time of 19:10.07, a whole minute and twenty seconds ahead of the Hokies. After a full year of waiting and preparation, the women’s rowing team made their Division III debut, and what a debut it was. The women had two boats in the novice eights race with Virginia Tech and University of Mary Washington. The first boat, coxed by freshman Anna Paviglianiti, placed first with a time of 20:50.24. The second boat, coxed by freshman Maria Letizia, placed third with a time of 24:38.14. The men’s and women’s team will race again on Saturday, November 3 at Head of the Occoquan at Sandy Run Regional Park, VA.
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Football Fumbles Performance
The Catholic University Cardinals were shut out for the first time in three seasons, a total of 20 games, against Worcester Polytechnic Institute on October 6. On the Engineer’s first offensive play of the game, quarterback Julian Nyland connected with wide reciever Sean McAllen for a 99 yard touchdown pass to put the Institute up 7-0. That would prove to be all Worchester needed, as the Cardinals were held to just 274 of total offense and just 23:54 in time of possession, its lowest of the season. The Cardinals also hurt themselves, committing eight penalties for a total of 89 lost yards. The Cardinals will play Springfield at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, October 20 at 1 p.m.