No Event
Thu Nov 21
Final
56 Cabrini
72 at Elizabethtown
Fri Nov 22
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Abington
vs. Catholic
@ Muhlenberg Scotty Wood Tournament
Fri Nov 22
6:00 PM
Juniata
at Mount Union
M-Club Tournament
Fri Nov 22
7:00 PM
Wilson
at Juniata
Comfort Inn Tip-Off Classic
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Juniata
vs. Hope
@ Alliance, Ohio Mount Union Tournament, 2 or 4 p.m.
Sat Nov 23
TBA
Catholic
vs. TBD
@ Muhlenberg Scotty Wood Tournament
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Moravian
at Gwynedd Mercy
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Stevens
at Catholic
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Elizabethtown
at King's (Pa.)
Sat Nov 23
1:00 PM
Susquehanna
at Misericordia
Sat Nov 23
3:00 PM
Scranton
at Cabrini
Sat Nov 23
4:00 PM
St. Elizabeth
at Juniata
Comfort Inn Tip-Off Classic
Sat Nov 23
6:00 PM
Scranton
at King's (Pa.)
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Salisbury
at Goucher
Sat Nov 23
8:00 PM
York (N.Y.)
at Susquehanna
Sun Nov 24
TBA
TBD
at Susquehanna
Sun Nov 24
1:00 PM
Scranton
vs. Wilkes
@ King's College
Tue Nov 26
5:30 PM
Juniata
at St. Vincent
Tue Nov 26
6:00 PM
Catholic
at Haverford
Tue Nov 26
6:00 PM
Moravian
at DeSales
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Marywood
at Scranton
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Goucher
at Notre Dame (Md.)
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Juniata
at Shenandoah
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
Goucher
at VMI
Tue Nov 26
7:00 PM
FDU-Florham
at Drew
Tue Nov 26
8:00 PM
Moravian
at DeSales
Tue Nov 26
8:00 PM
Elizabethtown
at Lebanon Valley
Sun Dec 01
1:00 PM
Susquehanna
at Lycoming
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Gettysburg
at Juniata
Sun Dec 01
3:00 PM
Moravian
at Johns Hopkins
Sun Dec 01
4:00 PM
Lycoming
at Susquehanna
Sun Dec 01
6:00 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
at Goucher
Mon Dec 02
6:00 PM
Penn State-Schuylkill
at Juniata
Mon Dec 02
7:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy
at Goucher
Mon Dec 02
8:00 PM
Catholic
at Marymount (Va.)
Tue Dec 03
6:00 PM
Salisbury
at Catholic
Tue Dec 03
7:00 PM
Scranton
at DeSales
Tue Dec 03
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg
at Moravian
Tue Dec 03
7:00 PM
Susquehanna
at Neumann
Tue Dec 03
7:00 PM
Drew
at Pratt
Wed Dec 04
6:00 PM
King's (Pa.)
at Elizabethtown
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
at Goucher
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
York (Pa.)
at Scranton
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
King's (Pa.)
at Drew
Wed Dec 04
8:00 PM
Valley Forge
at Elizabethtown
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
View Full Schedule

Catholic Women Advance in NCAA Tournament

Catholic Women Advance in NCAA Tournament

Courtesy of Catholic Sports Information

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Catholic University of America women's soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championships after a 3-2 victory over the Hanover College Panthers on Saturday, November 15 on the campus of Carnegie Mellon.

The Cardinals advance to 16-1-3 on the season, while the Panthers finish their season 16-5.

"Words can't describe how the team feels right now," said CUA Women's Soccer Head Coach J.P. Sousa. "To win an NCAA tournament game is huge, something we talked about all week, and the girls came together to get it done tonight. This is a very exciting moment for our program."

The Cards and Panthers battled hard in the first 20 minutes of play to get a score on the board.

Catholic struck first, on a free kick in the 23rd minute of the first half. Maddy Thompson fired the free kick into the box that landed on the head of Alexa Povelaitis, who sent it into the top corner of the net for the 1-0 lead and making her second goal of the season.

Just 15 minutes later in the 38th minute Thompson took a shot that rebounded off the post. Panthers' goalkeeper, Karlee VanDerWeele, tried to get her hands on the ball when Alexis Garcia swooped in and eyed in her opportunity to advance the lead to 2-0, as she popped the ball inside the post.

Hanover rallied back just before the end the of the first half, when Tricia Walsh completed a pass from Anna Cornacchione in the 39th minute, for the Panthers to come within one by the halftime intermission, 2-1.

After halftime intermission the Cards regained their two goal lead in 70th minute. Andrea Jablonskyj took an unassisted shot from outside the 18-yard box that bounced over VanDerWeele's head and into the net for her fifth goal of the season and to pull Catholic ahead 3-1.

The Panthers shook the Cardinals feathers once again when Alvis sent the ball past Catholic's Lexi Halperin in the 82nd minute.  The Cardinal defense locked down for the final eight minutes of play to clinch the 3-2 win and advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Cardinals outshot Haverford 15-4 throughout the match, Kaylre Greaves led the squad by taking three.

"Now we advance to play a very strong Carnegie Mellon team on their field in the second round," explained Sousa. "There is no reason we can't go toe-to-toe with them and get a similar result."

The second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship kicks off at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16, when Catholic takes on Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburg, Pa.