Cardinals Win Landmark Opener Versus Drew, 10-8

Cardinals Win Landmark Opener Versus Drew, 10-8

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.

Senior Liam Clancy, sophomore Mark Tocchio and rookie Owen Smith each added a score and a helper.

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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