“I think they did well. It’s been an intense week, so I was glad to get them out there and moving and get the win,” head coach Jackie Neary said.
The Cavaliers took an early led as junior Emma Rodner-Tims scored just 69 seconds into the game. The Cavaliers built a 7-0 lead just eight minutes into the game.
Keystone’s Savanna Robinson ended the Blue and White’s goal streak, as the Giants scored three of the next four goals, pulling within 8-3 with 16:28 left in the first half. The Cavaliers regained their momentum as they closed the half on a 7-1 run.
Cabrini led Keystone 14-4 at the half after out shooting the Giants 37-6. Junior Liz Hoeffner led the attack with six first half goals, while follow junior Avery Murphy and freshman Taylor Dimmerling added two each.
Cabrini continued its scoring, going into the second half with a 17-4 lead with just 17 minutes to play.
Hoffner lead the Cavaliers with six goals and assists, while sophomore Lauren Hughes added five points and one assist. Murphy recorded three goals with Rodner-Tims, Dimmerling and freshman Ashley Tutzauer adding two goals each.
“I felt that we played as a unit, which we haven’t been doing the past couple of games. It was nice to see offense and defense work together to transition the ball down the field,” said junior Katie Kucia, who is a marketing major with a minor in human resource management.
Rodner-Tims anchored the Cabrini defense with four turnovers and seven ground balls, while senior Jackie Neary caused three turnovers and three ground balls.
“I felt really good after the game because we beat them by a good amount. I think we played well as a team,” Avery Murphy, junior communication major, said. “It was a good team effort and, usually, we win when we have a good team work around the cages and we are taking a lot of good shots.”