GAME RECAP • 10/16/2013
MEN'S SOCCER vs. CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
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Catholic University men's soccer team defeated the University of Maine-Fort Kent 2-0 in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
The win moved the host Cardinals to 9-3-2 on the season, and extended their win streak to four, while UMFK falls to 12-2. Catholic, a NCAA Division III school, received a regional No. 9 ranking on Tuesday of this week in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic. UMFK is ranked No. 1 in the most recent USCAA polls.
Catholic scored both their goals in the first half and then held of quality chances by UMFK in the second. Tyler Zimmerman one-timed a cross from Jon Paciorek and found the back of the net in the 17th minute and then in the 30th minute, a corner kick into the box found Ian Smith of Catholi shot on goal as teammate Ben Fernandez deflected the shot and redirected the ball past UMFK keeper Jamie Cleland (8 saves on 10 shots) for a 2-0 Catholic lead.
Despite several great chances in the second half, neither team was able to score.
Steven Lukas and Cam McGrory combined to make seven saves in the first shutout of a UMFK side this season and the first since October 13 of last year at Bryant & Stratton, a string of fourteen consecutive matches.
For the game, the Cardinals held a 17-13 advantage in overall shots and had a 10-4 edge in corner kicks.
UMFK will next travel to Washington Adventist for a 2pm game Friday and then onto New Jersey to face Berkeley College (NJ) on Saturday at 2pm wrapping up a five game road trip.