The women’s soccer team sent Cairn home disappointed after they were defeated by the cav’s 5-0. Cabrini took the opportunity in their third CSAC game of the season to come out on top with the win.
When asked about the teams pregame mentality senior Laureen Pallister said, “For this game the team was extremely excited to play especially in front of so many people and it put us in the mentality needed to pull of such a great win.”
Cabrini kept consistent pressure on the Cairn net, recording 25 shots 13 of which were on goal. Every girl on the field was working hard to get the ultimate reward of putting more points on the board for Cabrini.
The defense shut down all other possible options for Cairn allowing only 2 shots, only one of which was on goal, making freshman goalkeeper, Marissa Jenkins’ job easier and recording her a shut out.
The fifth and final goal of the game was completed by Pallister in the 65th minute on a penalty shot.
Unlike most, Pallister reports that she loves the pressure and exhilaration that comes with taking on the opposing goalie. Deciding where she would place the ball ahead of time gave Pallister the confidence she needed to sink the ball into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.
The feeling after an incredible conference win Saturday is only celebrated until practice Monday, where the focus transitions from the strong victory to capturing another against Cedar Crest on Tuesday.
Pallister made it clear that the excitement, confidence and positive attitudes that led them to the win against Cairn would need to be re-captured before their next game if they want to get ahead in their conference record.