Courtesy of Catholic Athletic Communications
Glassboro, N.J. — No. 14-ranked The Catholic University of America women's lacrosse team is one of the final 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season thanks to a 14-11 victory at No. 21 Rowan University on Sunday afternoon.
The Cardinals led from wire-to-wire as they used a strong defensive effort to hold off the Profs to avenge a regular-season loss to Rowan back in March.
Catholic forced the Profs into 20 turnovers and kept them from completing six of their clear attempts.
Junior Erin Dugan had a strong game as she marked one of Rowan's top scorers all afternoon and finished the day with three ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover.
Offensively, seven different Cardinals scored while the trio of Sophomore Holly Regan, senior Nicolette Crisalli and freshman Anna Maupin accounted for 10 of the Cards' goals.
Regan led the way with four scores, while both Crisalli and Maupin had three in addition to two assists for a five-point day for Catholic's standout rookie.
The Cardinals set the tone early as they outshot Rowan, 21-12 in the first half and led 8-2 with just over eight minutes left in the initial stanza.
The Profs were able to close within three goals late in the game as 10 saves by goalkeeper Erin Horner kept the Cards from advancing their point total. The Cards were stingy with the ball late as they maintained possession to salt the clock and earn the win.
Catholic now faces No. 8 York (Pa.) next Saturday in another rematch from the 2018 regular season. The Cardinals won that matchup, 14-13. Check back on CatholicAthletics.com for location and game.