Field hockey: succumbs to defeat

By Laura Van De Pette
September 23, 2004

Ryan Norris

The Lady Cavs field hockey sported their offensive skills during their second field hockey home game against Haverford College but lost 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 11. Within the first 10 minutes of the game, Haverford was on the scoreboard and the Lady Cavs were forced to keep the offensive pressure on Haverford.

Cabrini (2-3) in the conference spent nearly the entire game in scoring position but Haverford (1-2) fought back with defensive skills. Haverford’s junior goalkeeper Amie Roe stopped 13 shots. At the end of the first half, Cabrini was still down 1-0 and the women seemed discouraged that a goal was not scored despite their efforts.

Cabrini had a dozen corner shots in the second half, but none resulted in a goal. With 24 minutes left to play, sophomore Tami Scanlan tapped the ball into the goal thanks to a strong assist from senior, Julie Smith.

With a tie game, Cabrini looked refreshed and remained in scoring position until 13 minutes were left to play. Haverford midfielder Vicki Mui had a breakaway run and scored, giving Haverford a 2-1 lead.

In the final minutes of the game, sophomore April Kaufmann played offense with six shots on goal. Freshman Kerry Ricker showed off fast footwork as she attempted to tie the game in the final minutes.

According to teammate Tami Scanlan, newly acquired Kerry Ricker is “an awesome player and definitely has much potential to bring to the team this season.” Despite the Lady Cavs efforts, Haverford took home the win.

Posted to the web by Ryan Norris

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