Lady Cavs earn comeback win over Marywood

By Nicholas Guldin
April 9, 2011

The Cabrini women’s lacrosse team overcame a five-goal deficit in the second half to take down Colonial States Athletic Conference rival Marywood University on Saturday, April 9. The 15-14 victory was led by senior Jamie O’Hanlon who had seven goals on the day, four goals in the first half and three in the second half.

“Jamie is definitely one of the biggest reasons why we came back in this game,” Julie Bonomo senior defender said. “She never let’s up. She never gets down on us. She’s always pushing us together and she really carried us this game.”

In the past four games, O’Hanlon has scored a total of 29 points on 23 goals and six assists.

“She [O’Hanlon] feels the sense of urgency that her season is coming to an end and her years as a player,” Head Coach Jackie Neary said. “She’s just trying to make that play contagious.”

O’Hanlon was not alone in this total team victory though. Senior attack Gabrielle Gorbey posted four points on two goals and two assists, while junior attack Jacky McDermott netted two goals as well. Her second goal being the game-winning score late in the second half.

“This was a huge win for us,” McDermott said. “The big difference in the second half was our heart. We wanted it more than they did.”

Freshman Ali May, Kellie Manoppello, Claire Disdier and senior Courtney Davis all notched one goal on the day as well.

Bonomo brought the morale for the defense in the second half denying multiple opportunities for the Pacers to make a run and win the game.

“We were stopping the ball higher and we were double teaming them a lot earlier making it more difficult for them to see their other players,” Bonomo said.

Freshman goalkeeper Janel Folkomer also played a large role in this win for the Blue and White tallying 12 saves, most of them being in the vital stages of the second half.

“The players took ownership of the game,” Neary said. “I really put it back on their plate. They’ve got to do it. There’s only so much that can be done on the sidelines so I’m very impressed with the team and coming back from that deficit.”

The Lady Cavs now stand with a 3-1 record in the CSAC and plan on continuing their dominance against Rosemont on April 13. Game time is set for 4 p.m.


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