The Cabrini women’s soccer team was trying to defend home field in a rematch of last year’s Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championship game against Gwynedd-Mercy University.
Last year’s game was an overtime thriller that came down to Cabrini winning on penalty kicks that resulted in a CSAC Championship. Just like last year’s game, Saturday’s match went to overtime.
However, for the third time this season the Lady Cavs ended the game in a tie. Saturday’s match pretty much summed up the majority of the season for the Cavaliers.
The Cavs dominate the statistical battles but still have a hard time pulling out the win.
The Cavs started the game off by out-shooting Gwynedd 9-2 in the first half.
Nothing was falling for Cavaliers as they ended the first half in a scoreless tie.
Cabrini ended the half with one save while Bree Thompson and Kristina Startare had two shots a piece before halftime.
In the second period Kerri Hinkelmon assisted MaryKate McCan for her first goal of the season, giving the blue and white a 1-0 lead a little over halfway through the second half.
The celebration was short lived as Gwynedd-Mercy answered quickly with a goal of their own less than 30 seconds after Cabrini’s.
In the second period Cabrini recorded 15 shots to Gwynedd’s six. For the game the Cavaliers had a season high 33 shots as well as 14 shots on goal.
Despite the aggressive play and nearly coming close to scoring in the two extra overtime periods, the Lady Cavaliers could not solidify the win.
“We played our game and didn’t back down,” Kaitlyn Cooper said. “Unfortunately our shot ratio was high yet we only finished once.”
The Cavaliers are now 2-2-3 after Saturday’s draw. This puts the Cavaliers at 0-0-1 in CSAC Conference play ranking them sixth in CSAC standings.
The Cabrini Cavs have their second CSAC game at home on Wednesday, Oct. 2, against Neumann University.
Neumann is ranked last in the CSAC conference but Cabrini isn’t treating them like a slouch. “Nuemannn is extremely physical,” Gabby Meck said.
The Lady Cavs have yet to lose a game at home.
Game time is set for 4 p.m. at the Edith Robb Dixon Field.