Constantly moving up and down the field, cheering each other, and carefully following plays instructed by Head Coach Jackie Neary is the Lady Cavalier field hockey teams. Now looking forward to being a part of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference playoffs, the Lady Cavs are not going to be let down by a bit of a rough start.
With the first game a loss, to one of the top teams in the conference, the Lady Cavs are ready for a winning season. “We have a hard-working team and we want to be back in the “W” [win] column,” Neary said. She believes that she has a strong team and a handful of very hard working players from each level. According to Neary, she has “great senior captains Maureen McQuade and Jody Sodano, very pleasant transfer sophomores, Erin Schell and Ann Tye, a great first year goal keeper, sophomore, Joanna Musiolowski, a high scoring freshman, Tammi Scanlon, and an outstanding defenseman, junior Julie Smith.”
Neary spoke of “playing the best and that while it may be difficult for the upperclassmen, positions aren’t written in stone.”
Despite recent losses on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Lady Cavs came out with a 7-0 win on Saturday, Sept. 27. “It really felt good to win after two losses in a row,” junior Holly Orlando said.
Sophomore Erin Schell said, “Jackie is an awesome coach. She knows when to have fun and when to work hard. However, most importantly, she has faith in her players and that means the most to all of us. She changed the lineup a bit and she has some very strong players. I think things are going to really start to move now.”
The team wants the winning more than ever now, and are working really hard to get there. Orlando said, “I think where just now figuring out how to work as a team and will keep it together to have a good rest of a season.”
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