No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
Sat Dec 07
Final
72 Susquehanna
53 at Juniata
Sat Dec 07
Final - OT
90 Moravian
72 at Elizabethtown
Sat Dec 07
Final
87 Scranton
38 at Goucher
Sat Dec 07
Final
64 Drew
54 at Catholic
Sat Dec 07
Final
78 Susquehanna
69 at Juniata
Sat Dec 07
Final
50 Drew
73 at Catholic
Sat Dec 07
Final
60 Moravian
72 at Elizabethtown
Sat Dec 07
Final
69 Scranton
35 at Goucher
Tue Dec 10
7:00 PM
Houghton
at Juniata
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Dickinson
at Susquehanna
Fri Dec 13
7:00 PM
Houghton
at Juniata
Doc Greene Tournament
Sat Dec 14
TBA
TBD
at Juniata
Doc Greene Tournament
Sat Dec 14
2:00 PM
Immaculata
at Moravian
Sat Dec 14
2:00 PM
Susquehanna
at Marywood
Sat Dec 14
2:00 PM
Neumann
at Susquehanna
Sat Dec 14
3:00 PM
Elizabethtown
at Marywood
Sat Dec 14
4:00 PM
Gallaudet
at Catholic
Sun Dec 15
12:00 PM
Goucher
at William & Mary
Sun Dec 15
1:00 PM
New Jersey City
at Drew
Sun Dec 15
2:00 PM
Salisbury
at Goucher
Sun Dec 15
2:00 PM
Catholic
at Ferrum
Sun Dec 15
3:00 PM
Wilkes
at Drew
Mon Dec 16
1:00 PM
Albright
at Moravian
Mon Dec 16
7:00 PM
DeSales
at Scranton
Wed Dec 18
11:00 AM
Elizabethtown
vs. Roanoke
@ San Juan, PR Puerto Rico Basketball Classic
Wed Dec 18
5:00 PM
Elmira
at Scranton
Wed Dec 18
8:00 PM
Scranton
vs. Bates
@ HoopMIA D3 Holiday Shootout
Thu Dec 19
TBA
TBD
at Scranton
Thu Dec 19
1:00 PM
Juniata
vs. Berry
@ New York, N.Y. NYC Shootout
Thu Dec 19
7:00 PM
Yeshiva
at Moravian
Fri Dec 20
12:00 PM
Mass.-Dartmouth
vs. Scranton
@ HoopMIA D3 Holiday Shootout
Fri Dec 20
4:30 PM
Texas-Dallas
vs. Elizabethtown
@ San Juan, PR Puerto Rico Basketball Classic
Fri Dec 20
5:00 PM
Goucher
vs. Oglethorpe
@ West Palm Beach, Fla. West Palm Beach Tournament
Sat Dec 21
TBA
Elizabethtown
at Loyola (Md.)
Sat Dec 21
TBA
Geneva/Merchant Marine
vs. Goucher
@ West Palm Beach, Fla. West Palm Beach Tournament
Sat Dec 21
11:00 AM
Juniata
vs. Grove City
@ Baruch College, N.Y. NYC Shootout
Sat Dec 21
1:00 PM
Rosemont
at Scranton
Sat Dec 21
2:00 PM
Immaculata
at Moravian
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule

No. 21 Cardinals Advance to Landmark Championship with 5-3 Win

Ben Alexander scores twice to help Catholic advance to Landmark Men's Soccer Finals with 5-3 win over Moravian
Ben Alexander scores twice to help Catholic advance to Landmark Men's Soccer Finals with 5-3 win over Moravian

Courtesy of Catholic Athletic Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Catholic University men's soccer team advanced to the Landmark Conference Championship on Tuesday with a 5-3 win over Moravian College at Carlini Field. 

The No. 21 Cardinals (17-2-1, 8-0 LC) earned the chance to compete in their second consecutive conference championship after an entertaining semifinal matchup that featured eight goals scored, a hat-trick from forward Ben Alexander, and a penalty kick save from goalkeeper Jack Long.

The hosts got on the board right away with a clinical finish from Alexander just after two minutes. Senior defender Mitch Ford recorded his second career assist with a long through ball that Alexander corraled and fired into the net from the left side of the box. 

The first goal was just the start as sophomore midfielder Darius Siahpoosh created another scoring chance when he was brought down in the box on a breakaway. Alexander stepped up to the spot for the penalty chance and struck the ball right down the middle for a second goal in the 8th minute. 

After Moravian (11-7-1, 4-4 LC) earned a penalty kick of its own just two minutes later, Long dove to his left and made a great save to deny Anthony Nagy and preserve the two-goal advantage. Later on in the 29th minute, the Greyhounds got on the board with a header goal off a long free kick to cut the lead in half. 

A beautiful team goal restored the two-goal lead in the 37th minute before halftime. Sophomore CJ Ballard played a dangerous short cross into the box from the right side and junior Franco Caltabiano jumped up to glance his header into the left netting for his second career goal, putting Catholic up 3-1.   

In two contests this season, the Cardinals scored 11 goals against the Greyhounds. 

The visitors got back into the contest with the second half's first goal in the 59th minute to make the contest 3-2, but the Cardinals answered right away less than a minute later. Junior midfielder Philip Meszaros played a hard cross on the ground that was knicked in by sophomore Paul Egan just 39 seconds later to extend the lead at 4-2. 

Alexander drew a foul in the box later in the game thanks to a pretty first touch which led him into the penalty area after a long cross from Mike Narzikul. The sophomore striker drilled the chance into the net for his third tally of the evening in the 84th minute. 

Alexander's first career hat-trick brought him to 16 goals on the season, a mark that leads the Landmark. He moved into fifth in program history for most goals in a single season, and fourth all-time at Catholic with 36 points on the season. 

An 87th minute goal was not enough in a valiant effort from Moravian as the Cardinals prevailed 5-3 in front of a large crowd at Carlini Field. 

The Landmark Championship will feature the same opponents as the 2018 contest, Catholic and Elizabethtown. The third-seeded Blue Jays topped Scranton 1-0 in overtime Tuesday for a chance to defend their title after a 1-0 win in last year's championship. Kickoff time at Carlini Field on Saturday, November 9 is to be announced.