Cardinals upended 3-1 by Stevenson on the road

Cardinals upended 3-1 by Stevenson on the road

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – CUA fell to Stevenson on the road on Wednesday afternoon by a score of 3-1.  The Mustangs led 2-0 before Lauren Cadott sliced the lead in half with her second goal of 2012, but Stevenson's Nicolette Stoner scored in the 56th minute to help the Mustangs improve to 5-2.

Less than four minutes into the match, Stevenson went in front 1-0 on a Jamie Matlock goal.  It was her fourth score of the season.

Just over a minute later, Matlock looked to up the Mustangs lead to two, but her shot went wide.

At the 20:08 mark, CUA's Ellen Jansen took the Cardinals first shot of the day, but it was wide.

Two minutes later, the Mustangs went in front by two when Ashlyn Hawbaker took a pass from Matlock and found the back of the net.

With plenty of time remaining CUA stayed composed, and at the 26:28 mark Cadott orchestrated a give-and-go with Kate Masson and put her second goal of the season into the upper left corner of the net to make it 2-1.

That wound up being CUA's final shot of the half, but the Cardinals trailed by just one heading into intermission.

Early in the second half, Masson looked to pull CUA even, but her shot was wide right.

Soon after, Stoner made it a two-goal advantage for the home team when she took a pass from Hawbaker and scored her first goal of the season at the 55:54 mark.

With over 30 minutes to play, CUA still had time to make a dent in the Mustangs lead. 

At the 72:14 mark, freshman Alexa Tsaganos got a shot off, but it was wide.

That turned out to be the Cards final shot of the match.

Stevenson led CUA in shots with a 13-5 advantage, and the Mustangs were awarded four of the five corner kicks on the day.

Freshman Lexi Halperin made four saves in the match, while Stevenson goalkeeper Lauren Weitzman stopped one shot.

CUA returns to action on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals head to Pennsylvania to face Moravian in the 2012 Landmark Conference opener.  Start time is set for 1 p.m.