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Tracking LAX: Lady Cavs tough schedule helps future

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The women’s lacrosse team is 0-1 on the season and will face several tough opponents in the regular season such as The College of New Jersey. (Kevin Durso / Sports Editor)

The women’s lacrosse team is 0-1 on the season and will face several tough opponents in the regular season such as The College of New Jersey. (Kevin Durso / Sports Editor)

It is very early for the Lady Cavs on the lacrosse field. With just one game under their belts so far, the Lady Cavs are simply trying to get some game experience.

Their first game against Haverford didn’t go as planned, a 17-6 loss. But the Lady Cavs also usually play their toughest games first.

Look at the early schedule. Wednesday, March 13, the Lady Cavs host Rowan University. On Saturday, March 16, they host the University of Scranton.

They will also play Ursinus College and Swarthmore College before opening conference play on March 23.

Head coach Jackie Neary always plans the schedule around these games because of the effect they have on the team. They improve the players for games against conference opponents.

It was evident last season as the Lady Cavs rolled through conference play after starting off slow in non-conference play.

Teams like Rowan, Ursinus and The College of New Jersey are regulars to the Cabrini women’s lacrosse schedule. This season’s is obviously no exception.

The Lady Cavs, along with the men’s lacrosse team, are trying to close out a strong athletic year for Cabrini sports. Six teams have played in CSAC Finals and four of them have been crowned champions. Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams are favored this season in the CSAC.

But in order to achieve that goal, they must fight through tough opponents, win or lose. That starts right away with these difficult opponents but the payoff will come soon enough.

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