The Cabrini women’s field hockey team took on Notre Dame (Md.) University in a Homecoming match up at Edith Robb Dixon field. The Cavaliers certainly didn’t disappoint as they cruised to an 8-1 victory.
The Lady Cavs started their dominance early as their first goal came only 22 seconds into the game. Junior Erin McLaughlin tallied her fourth goal of the year as she gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead.
Freshman Taylor Mack assisted McLaughlin. She continued her impact just over three minutes later as she assisted Jen Webb to give the Cavs a 2-0 lead just four minutes into the first half of play.
Webb recorded her second goal of the day, seventh of the season, on a penalty kick in which she kicked the ball to Junior Karlie Gruccio who then assisted Webb for the third goal of half.
Sophomore Kerry Anne Farrell also chipped in a goal, tying for a team high seven goals on the season.
Junior Tori Canelli kept the Cavs hot streak alive as she scored her first goal of the season, the second of her career.
Sophomore Lex Setley received her first goal of the year assisted by Stephanie Toomey. As the second half was coming to a close, Sophomore Ally Florelli got the first goal of her career.
By the end of the second half the Cavaliers were dominating the Cairn Highlanders 7-0. In the first half alone the Lady Cavs attempted 21 shots, which was a season high for total shots in one half of play.
It was a long day for the Cairn Highlanders, as they didn’t get on the scoreboard until about half way through the second half. Michaela Olson assisted Katie Johnson for the team’s only goal of the day.
The Cavaliers put the breaks on shooting in the second half due to the lopsided score. The Cavs went on to attempt only two shots in the second half, one of which was converted by Megan Loughman as she pushed the lead to 8-1.
“Our team wanted this win so bad that we couldn’t let it slip.” Junior Goalkeeper Genevieve Paulin said.
“With such a large team we were able to get every player in the game. That was the key to this win, we had fresh legs and all of the girls were excited to get a chance to contribute.”
The win puts Cabrini at 1-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) standings and 3-6 on the year. Looking to the future, the next six opponents for the Blue and White are CSAC opponents.
With a dominant victory over the Highlanders, the Cavs feel confident heading into conference play.
“A win like this is a huge motivator for our team,” Paulin said.
“All of our plays connected well to get the ball in the back of the net. It showed us that numerous people on our team can perform on the field. Overall this was a great win for our team.”
The Cavs are set to take on Marywood as they look for a second straight conference win.
Game time is set for this Saturday Oct. 5th, at 11 a.m.