Patchogue, NY| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's soccer team suffered a 7-0 defeat to Catholic University in the opening match of the annual SJC Invitational Tournament at Danzi Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Golden Eagles slip to 0-3 in the year as the Cardinals improve to 2-1.
Catholic stormed to an early 3-0 lead when Ben Alexander scored three goals inside the game's opening 18 minutes. Jacob McDonald's 40th-minute tally ensured the guests went into the break up 4-0.
McDonald added a second nine minutes into the second and Daniel Dello capped off the afternoon's scoring with two tallies in the 62nd and 68th minutes.
In total, Catholic outshot SJC 15-5 and won four corners to St. Joseph's one.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Saturday, September 14 when they host Eastern Conn. St. for a non-conference contest at 12:00 pm.