The Cabrini College field hockey team battled hard but lost 2-0 against Alvernia University on Thursday, Oct. 28.
The Lady Cavs set some numbers but they weren’t enough to give the team its finishing touch on an incredible 10-7 season.
Junior Stephanie Campanaro led the Lady Cavs with three attempted shots while senior goalkeeper Caitlin Donahue lasted 70 minutes guarding the goal, tallying ten saves for the playoff bound Cavs. This game was Donahue’s 14th-completed game effort of the season.
However, the game was all Alvernia’s. The Lions out-shot Cabrini 20-4 as junior Alvernia player Tonya Rutt posted the game-winning goal before sophomore Mirando Peto scored an insurance goal at the final minute putting the Lions up 2-0 at 69:59.
“We had so many opportunities to score and we couldn’t finish,” Rutt said in a Facebook private message.
“I was suprised that we only scored our first goal, from myself, on the 21st corner and the 2nd goal of the night with only a few seconds left to play.”
According to Rutt, the Cabrini matchup was really important for Alvernia.
“As it came time for the game against Cabrini, as a team, we knew that we had to win especially if we want to possibly qualify for the ECAC tournament,” Abby Eby, junior goalkeeper, said.
Eby saved four goals in their victory.
For junior midfielder and excercise science and health promotion major, Maura Gordon, the score meant nothing.
“The score has no way of telling someone how we played. We played amazing as a team,” Gordon said in a Facebook private message.
To Gordon both teams were equally skilled and despite the loss, Cabrini had played hard.
“We gave them a run for their money,” Gordon said.