The field hockey team charged into a tight game against Rosemont on Tuesday, Oct. 15. They had a muddy field underfoot and gray skies overhead but that did not stop them from winning.
The first half started out with a grizzly battle to score the first goal. With a strong Lady Cavs defense, Rosemont was able to get one shot on goal throughout the entire game. Backed by the solid defense, Cabrini won 2-0.
According to junior Steph Heinz, the reason why Cabrini had such a hard time scoring the first half was because Rosemont was forced to play strong defense because of a lack of players.
“They only had 10 players on their team, which allowed them little room for substitution to a lost player,” Heinz said. “That is why they played such a strong defense. At the same time there was no one from that team trying to score a goal on our side, which gave us the advantage to score.”
Head coach Jackie Neary said she believes this year’s team is doing an excellent job. “They have turned the season around 100 percent,” she said.
Neary said she would not call that one of the best games to base the skills of the Lady Cavs on because of the unbalanced teams, but they did what had to be done. “Rosemont fought long and hard for what they had, and I think our team did the best they could to come down to their level and work with them,” she said.
In the second half, Cabrini finally scored the two goals and defeated Rosemont.
Megan Chipman, senior and captain, took a shot on goal and junior Annmarie Smith, left wing, and junior Kerri Devaney, forward, both had a stick on the ball, giving it that last shove into the goal.
Junior Maureen McQuade scored the second and final goal to give Cabrini a comfortable lead.
“Everyone on the team got to play so our girls won this game as a whole,” Hienz said. “That is what I like about our coach. She tries to give everyone the chance to play. No one gets left sitting on the bench.”