Field hockey late game heartbreak

By Ross Salese
September 24, 2009

The women’s field hockey team lost against Albright College on Sept. 17 at the Edith Robb Dixon field.

Albright forward Gia Boscola scored with 56 seconds left in the second period to extend the lady Cavs losing streak to five games.

The scoring started at the 13 minute mark when Desiree Umosella struck one in off a pass from Shannon Mulhern.

With 5:28 left in the first period, the Lions evened the score with a goal from Rose Caseis, assisted by Caitlin Feldman, the first of her three assists on the day.

The Cavs regained the lead at the 39:22 mark in the second period when Lauren Alessi took a pass from Lynda Kaufmann and put it in the back of the net.

The Lions recovered when Feldmen’s second assist found Boscola in the middle of the circle for a one timer past the goal keeper.

Both teams were aggresive but came up empty on several opportunities, including a nice shot on the right side of the net by sophomore Stephanie Campanaro, which was stopped by Kaitlyn Johnstone, who had two saves of the day.

With 56 seconds left, the Lions took advantage of a fast break. Feldman led a pass to Boscola, who was one-on-one with the goalie, for the go ahead goal.

A late surge by Cabrini in the closing 50 seconds was spoiled when the Lions were able to clear the ball and preserve the 3-2 win. This is their third win of the season improving to 3-4 for overall.

For Cabrini the loss moved them to 1-5 on the season. The Cavaliers have yet to start their CSAC schedule, where they went undefeated a year ago.

“We are trying to have a lot of team bonding. We are working on scoring, keeping the ball outside of our defensive circle and working off of each other’s plays. Also, we work well as a team, but we just need to do it better like we did last year,” Gordon, sophomore exercise science major, said.

Freshman goalie Vickey King, who had a game high seven saves, continued her steady net minding. King was forced into duty when junior Catilin Donahue was injured and unable to play. “She [King] was extremely nervous at first, but she proved to herself and the team that she can do it,” Gordon said.

Seniors Bridget Bergen and Lynda Kaufmann and juniors Allie Rodolico and Courtney Davis bring the type of leadership that can help turn the season around.

“They are always encouraging us. They work extremely hard and that helps us push ourselves. We see our captains working hard, so we need to work hard as well. The four of them bring a lot of energy to the field and excitement so that gets the rest of the team pumped to play. Off the field, they always make it a great time when we all hang out as a team,” Gordon said.

The Cavaliers begin their conference schedule this Saturday, Sept. 17 at Marywood University at 3 p.m.

The lady Cavs have eight games against CSAC foe before the start of conference playoffs.

“Our team goals for this year are to work as a team and win the conference,” Gordon said.

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