WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America men's lacrosse team earned a win a in its Landmark Conference opener at home over Drew on Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals got past Drew, 10-8.
The Cards overcame a fourth quarter deficit by dominating the final period. Catholic got the game-tying score three minutes into the fourth from the stick of senior Bennett Bradley and went ahead just a 62 seconds later as his classmate Daniel Cannon set up sophomore Mark Tocchio for the deciding goal.
Drew came out strong with the first two goals of the game and held a 3-1 lead with just over three minutes to play in the initial quarter.
Bradley got things going for the Cardinals and started a streak of five-straight goals over the next 12 minutes for the Cards.
Catholic took a 7-5 lead into the break but while the team owned the final stanza, it was the Rangers who had the third with a 3-0 period.
Though Drew gained the lead and momentum midway through the second half, Catholic was able to battle back in the final 15 for the win.
Bradley finished with a game-high five points on four goals and an assist. He was one of seven different Cardinals to record at least a point in the game.
Senior Samuel Montgomery added a four-point day on two goals and two assists.
Catholic found one of its biggest advantages in the game on loose balls as they won the ground ball battle, 25-14.
Winners of five of their last six and three-straight after a perfect homestand, the Cardinals hit the road this coming Thursday, March 29, with a Landmark matchup at Scranton at 1 p.m.
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