Courtesy of Drew Sports Information
WASHINGTON - The top seeded Catholic University Cardinals made quick work against No. 4 Drew University on Tuesday night building a 6-0 lead in the first half on the way to earning a spot in the Landmark Championship game.
With the win, Catholic will host the title game on Saturday. The Cards will take on the winner of Elizabethtown and Scranton.
The Cardinals (14-1-3) gained the advantage in the first half when Catholic's Ava Brown picked up two assists 4:32 apart. Her cross found an open Kaylre Greaves in the 16th minute to give Catholic a 1-0 lead, and her long free kick in the 20th was headed in by Tricia Colucci to put the home team up 2-0.
Catholic pulled away by scoring four goals in under three minutes between the 37th and 40th minutes and took the 6-0 lead into halftime. Before the half, Drew sophomore Sam McFarlane and freshman Katie Weber placed shots on target that again made Halperin work to keep the clean sheet.
Drew junior goalkeeper Sara Nash entered the contest in the second half and made four saves, but conceded the Cardinals' seventh goal of the contest in the 77th minute.
Catholic advanced to the Landmark Conference championship game, aided by outshooting the Rangers 24-4 while taking four corners and not conceding one to Drew.