by Joe Holden
The women’s lacrosse team made the tough climb up the mountain and peaked victoriously over the Neumann College Knights. The game was battled out on campus this past Saturday at noon. This is the Lady Cav’s fourth consecutive PAC victory.
“The last time we played Neumann it was a tough game with a score of eight to six,” Stephanie Masucci, junior, said. Masucci, a defensive wing, knew what the team was up against before game time. “We’d have to play our hardest to win.”
In recent games, the Lady Cavs have dominated the scoreboard. In some games Cabrini’s score was more than triple that of the other team’s. On Wed. April 25, Cabrini defeated Cedar Crest College 17 to 5 allowing them to advance to the finals.
With the blare of the buzzer, the Lady Cavs took to the field eager to overcome their opponents. Led by Coach Jackie Neary and assisted by Denise Lomax, the Lady Cavs were neck-and-neck with the Neumann Knights through most of the first-half of the game. Neumann would score a goal and Cabrini would immediately counterattack with a goal on the Knights. The first goal of the game was scored by Cabrini’s XXXX. A noticeable difference between the two teams was Cabrini’s speed and agility. After the Knights would score on the Lady Cavs, Cabrini would speed the ball back into the Knight’s territory.
At half time Cabrini was down by one. The score at the end of the first half was four to three.
The Lady Cavs pulled ahead of the Knights in the beginning of the second half. The landmark play of the game came when Adrienne Maiocco, junior defensive captain, scored unassisted after running the ball more than 50 yards down field.