Cavs aim for PAC playoffs

By Nikki Duggan
October 11, 2007

Cabrini Athletic Department

The Cabrini men’s soccer team improved their Pennsylvania Athletic Conference record to 5-0 when they defeated Marywood University 3-0 on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Scranton. With the win, they bump their overall record to 13-1.

Cabrini started the scoring in the 23rd minute mark when senior forward Mike McDevitt found senior Joe Rotan on a long throw-in across the 6-yard box. Rotan headed the ball in the goal off of the throw.

A few minutes later, McDevitt picked up his second assist when he found sophomore teammate Jason Moran, who found the back of the net and put the Cavaliers up 2-0.

The Cavaliers finished up their scoring in the second half when McDevitt found the back of the net in the 58th minute. Overall, the Cavaliers out-shot their opponent 16-10.

Just a few days earlier on Tuesday Oct. 2, the Cavaliers defeated Albright College 2-0 on their home field.

They picked up their first goal within a few minutes remaining in the first half. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Jacobs crossed the ball to teammate Evan Hanauer, who headed the ball into the back of the net.

Cabrini got their second goal of the match in the 69th minute when Hanauer was found again by freshman midfielder Matt O’Shaughnessy. The Cavaliers dominated the Lions in shots 16-3.

As the regular season starts winding down, the team knows the playoffs are right around the corner.

“We all tend not to concentrate on our future but more on the next task at hand. It’s one game at a time. There’s no other way to play,” E.J. Gilchrist, a senior elementary education major, said.

They have high hopes and remain optimistic about the post season. With a 6th place standing in the most recent Mid-Atlantic Regional poll, they have high expectations of what is to come.

“Yeah, we are going to be in the playoffs,” Gilchrist said. “But our goal isn’t to make it there, our goal is to win. I don’t expect to give up a goal, let alone lose a game.”

Nikki Duggan

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