Injured bodies but healthy spirits

By Staff Writer
February 7, 2002

From the amount of medical tape, it has been said that the Cabrini women’s basketball team resembles a group of mummies running up and down the court. This season has not been the easiest for the team. “We’ve had our ups and downs,” assistant coach Kate Corcoran said. “Many of the women on the team are injured, some having multiple injuries.”

Despite these injuries, the team has pulled through and proved that they have heart. In an upset this past weekend over Eastern University, the Lady Cavaliers won by a score of 62-52. This was a great confidence booster for the women and the game brought their season record to a winning 10-9 showing. Cabrini and Eastern have been rivals for some time now and last year, the Cavaliers lost to Eastern in the quarterfinals during playoffs. The women showed heart, dedication and exhibited their talent on the court.

There are two new coaches this year for the women’s basketball team. Head coach Darlene Hildebrand and assistant coach Corcoran have worked hard to keep their team healthy, strong, and determined to win the conference. When asked to reveal the team’s greatest accomplishment so far this season, Corcoran stated, “Our greatest goal is yet to come. We all have aspirations to win the conference and excel into the NCAA’s.”

Senior key players Erin Crawford and Colleen Dorian have aided the team to be a strong force in the competitive PAC conference over the past four years. Crawford scored her 1000th point last year as a junior and Dorian’s talent under the basket has been shown to win many games throughout each season. Kendra Ryer and Wendy Wilson are also two seniors that will be difficult to replace.

According to Corcoran, they are recruiting heavily as the year elapses to fill the shoes of the valuable seniors and their position on and off of the court as Lady Cavaliers.

It is just a few short weeks until playoff time, so the women have to keep on working hard and stay focused to prove their status in the league. “We have two more tough games, then it’s playoff time! We need to stay focused and healthy and then we will be ready to aim high and win,” Corcoran said.

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