CUA falls 1-0 in double overtime to Moravian

CUA falls 1-0 in double overtime to Moravian

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – CUA dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Moravian in double overtime on Saturday in the 2012 Landmark Conference opener.  Ellen Black netted the game-winner in the 108th minute off an assist from Kirsten Schall to improve the Greyhounds to 5-4 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Following 90 minutes of scoreless regulation, the teams headed for overtime.  At the 92:25 mark, CUA freshman Kirsten Wosleger looked for the game-winner, but her shot hit off the post, leaving things scoreless.

A shot by Moravian's Micaela Kwotcha two minutes later was blocked, and that wound up being the final shot of the first OT.

In the second extra session, Mary McGann put a corner kick into play at the 105:23 mark, but the Cardinals were unable to get off a shot.

Two minutes later, Schall put a corner kick into play for the Greyhounds and Black was able to score the game-winner.

CUA finished with a 16-14 advantage in shots, while both teams were awarded eight corner kicks.  The Cardinals were whistled for 21 fouls, to only eight for the home team.

In goal, Lexi Halperin stopped four shots for the Cardinals and Genevieve Chaleff sent back six shots for the home team.

Less than a minute into the match, CUA's Courtney Orgill took the first shot of the day, but her attempt was wide.

Moravian's Taylor DiSora took the Greyhounds first shot at the 11:34 mark, but her attempt was also wide.

A corner kick by McGann near the 13-minute mark led to a shot for Lauren Cadott, but Moravian's defense was able to make the save.  Soon after, freshman Maddy Thompson looked to put the Cards in front, but Chaleff made the stop.

Shots by Schall and Caroline Clark near the 20-minute mark were both stopped by Halperin, as the match remained scoreless.

In the final five minutes of the half, CUA's Nicole Appet and Alexa Tsaganos got shots off, but Appet's went high and Chaleff saved Tsaganos' attempt.

Less than a minute into the second half, Moravian's Catherine Lamplugh took a shot, but Halperin made the save for CUA.

With 25 minutes remaining, Moravian was awarded back-to-back corner kicks, but the CUA defense stood tall, holding the Greyhounds without a shot.

Down the stretch of regulation CUA remained aggressive, with shots by Katie Donatelli, McGann and Caitlin Conroy, but two were saved and the other was blocked.  The Cardinals were also called for being offside in the final minute.

The Cardinals are back in action on Tuesday when they welcome St. Mary's to town.  Start time is set for 4:30 p.m.