Home opener spoiled as Cavaliers fall to Haverford

By Ariel Melendez
February 25, 2014

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team opened their season against the visiting Haverford College Fords on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The Cavaliers come into this season defending two back-to-back CSAC championships. A close game at the beginning ended in Haverford pulling away in the second half and defeating the Cavaliers by a total score of 18-12.

Senior Erin McLaughlin scooped five ground balls in Tuesday's loss against Haverford.  (John Howard/Staff Photographer)
Senior Erin McLaughlin scooped five ground balls in Tuesday’s loss against Haverford. (John Howard/Staff Photographer)

Haverford did not waste any time getting on the board scoring the game’s first four goals. The first one came just one minute into the game. Junior Diana Perry started the scoring to give the Fords a 1-0 lead. Goals from Hannah Morgan, Christina Gould and Megan Gallagher increased the lead to 4-0 about five minutes into the first half.

The Cavaliers answered back with three goals of their own. Their first goal of the game came from senior Bree Thompson five-and-a-half minutes into the first half. The next two goals came from Sasha Wozniak and Katie Lasater. The Fords answered the Cavalier rush almost right away with a pair of goals from Morgan and Gallagher.

After one half of action, Haverford led the Cavaliers by a score of 8-6. A much closer game than the two teams were accustomed to as recent meetings had seen much bigger deficits. That would be the case, though, once this game would come to an end.

The second half featured an abundance of scoring from both teams. The Cavaliers scored six goals in the second half while Haverford added 10 of their own. Cabrini climbed to within one in the first three minutes off a goal from Wozniak. Eventually, the Cavaliers and Fords traded goals totaling three goals apiece, bringing the score to 10-9 with about 20 minutes left to go in the game.

This was where Haverford began to pull away. The Fords added six goals from then on out while the Cavs added three goals. The visiting Haverford College lacrosse team won the game over Cabrini by a score of 18-12. Lasater was the leading lady in goals and points for the Cavaliers with four goals on the night.  Wozniak was another notable player for Cabrini adding a total of three goals on the night.

The Cavaliers won’t be in action again here at Cabrini until Monday, March 10  as Spring break approaches. They will take on visiting Ursinus College. Game time is set for 4 p.m. at Edith Robb Dixon Field.

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Ariel Melendez

My name is Ariel Melendez and I'm a sophomore at Cabrini College. I just started my first year writing for the Loquitur, the paper here at Cabrini. I also work with the sports department for the radio.

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