Tough 1-0 loss for the Captains Soccer team in conference play
The Captains traveled to Mary Washington this past week to take on their conference rivals, and the Eagles handed the Captains their second loss of the season and their first conference loss.
The game remained close throughout with the Captains forcing overtime against the Eagles.
Two minutes into overtime, the Eagles midfielder #8 Pierre Richard would score the game winning goal to end it in single overtime.
This would mark the Captains first conference loss of the season, but it would not knock them out of the first place spot in the CAC.
The Captains trailed the Eagles in shots as well as shots on target with seven shots and three on target for the Captains, and eight shots and five on target for the Eagles.
The Captains also spent a lot of time fouling the home team of the Eagles with 13 fouls against them and only eight fouls called against the Eagles.
Along with fouls, both teams had one player receive a yellow card caution during regulation. The Eagles #2 Lucas Tierney was cautioned in the 51st minute, and for the visiting Captains, #19 Michael Wilson received his card in the 88th minute of the game.
Both players would remain on only a yellow card, and there were no red cards given during the match.
As for conference play, both teams are sitting in solid positions going into the later portion of the season. The Captains sit in first place with the Eagles sitting just behind them in second place. Both teams will look to end the regular season on top of the CAC and host the final if they make it that far.
For the past two years the Eagles have been the champions of the CAC and will look to keep that title. The Captains are their main competition in the CAC, but York (Pa.) and St. Mary’s (Md.) could also prove a tough obstacle for the Eagles.
As for the Captains of Christopher Newport University, they sit in a good spot to finish the season atop the CAC as they have already won games against Mary Washington, St. Mary’s (Md.) and York (Pa.). They have only one loss in the CAC thus far.
The Captains are back in action today against the Southern Virginia University Knights at home at 7:00 p.m.
~Michael Innacelli, CNUTV Director & Sports Editor~